Friday, August 7, 2009
Comme des Garçons 2010 Spring/Summer Menswear Collection
One does not to the house of Comme des Garçons for logic. Like contemporaries such as John Galliano and Jean-Paul Gaultier, the house's designers (Rei Kawakubo, Junya Wantanabe) specialise in anti-fashion, deconstruction and revisionism; and that's exactly what we got from the 2010 menswear collection.
There were lots of jackets, some plaid, plenty of candy-coloured stripes, all pesented with austere ethnic, faintly feminine sensibilities. It was a collection that was hard to place in an historic period; in terms of a geographic influence, it was even more of a head-scratcher. But this is what makes the house of Comme des Garçons what it is.
I'd love to see some of these shapes and silhouettes on the street- the rolled trouser cuff, the multi-coloured vest, the untied skinny-tie, dhoti pants in a fire prints, the multi-stiching of the pockets, the multi-layering of tees, and of course the bow tie that was recenly blogged about here (see post entitled "The Bow Tie").
It was an almost anarchic collection, one that created and worked out its own logic.