Comme Des Garçon

The fashion and Architecture have a great deal in common. Although Fashion is thought more delicate, fragile, superficial and architecture is considered rigid, durable, monumental. Also in terms of scale, fashion is designed the size of human body where as architecture is designed in a way that many human bodies inhabit simultaneously. But both provide shelter for the body and they Both express culture, religion, politics and so on.

They creative process could be very similar too. Both start with 2 dimentional and then transform to the 3 dimensional forms. Over time, Both fashion designers and architects have drawn from each other for technical process or inspiration. Also we can think about the vocabulary which entered to each field from another too.

My first interest to Architectural wearables came from 2005 being introduced to the avant-garde Japanese brand Comme des Garcon, by Rei Kawakubo. I was amazed how the wearables were architectonic but also by the space the designer created for his retail store to present the pieces in a total different environment than other retailers.

Here we share some of our favourites Comme des Garcon through years.

Spring 1995
Spring 1997
Spring 1999
Fall 2012
Fall 2013
Spring 2014
Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Spring 2017
Fall 2017
Spring 2018

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