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30-09-2012
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I'm seriously lost for words. The most original collection this season.

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favourite collection by far this season, so emotional.

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in otherwise generally uninspired season,so nice to see this from rei.

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This is just gorgeous. And not just in the usual quirky, funny, interesting kind of way - it is seriously beautiful from start to finish, I love almost everything here Great collection.

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Absolutely jawdropping. Look at the amount of the details, the structuring on the dresses!

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SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
PARIS
By Jo-Ann Furniss

A week ago today in Paris, Lady Gaga wore one of the flat, pink, felt dresses from Comme des Garçons' current Fall outing. In so doing she made the full intention and pop apotheosis of that collection complete. Looking like a giant felt finger-puppet—as the U.K.'s Daily Mail helpfully pointed out—she brought last season's Comme lineup to its natural conclusion right in time for the Spring show today.

In turn, with Rei Kawakubo having influenced much of the cartoonlike, graphic sensibility of this season's shows with her offering of last, the question was: What would the Comme des Garçons designer do next?

"Crushing" was the answer. Like nuclear fusion, this is the way that Kawakubo wanted the energy of the collection to be released. As the first model emerged at a stately pace, with her crown of crushed brass objects, her flowing white hair, and her garb made up of overlapping, crushed, thick cotton canvas toile, the ghosts of future garments could be made out in the one she actually wore. This passage continued at the same speed, the white, almost marshmallow-sole platform shoes supporting this difficult balancing act—both physically and metaphorically—with crushed ice buckets and biscuit tins on heads; even what seemed to be a large washing machine part at one point. It was as if collections past, present, and future were all pressing together at once.

Then there was an abrupt, and literal, change of pace. The crowns (made with the artist Graham Hudson) and flowing locks were still there, but the crushed clothes were no longer dominated by the toile material: They meant business in a variety of blacks. The models speeded up, and they walked with purpose. It was almost as if this was a comment on all the back to black that is going on this season. Lest we forget, black is the dominant power color of contemporary fashion because Rei Kawakubo made it so in the eighties. She owns it. And these models were seemingly exercising their right of control over it.

There was a brief reprise of the toile trope at the end, to extravagant proportions, but before that was the quieter addition of rich, regal velvets to the tough blacks. It seemed significant. In this Paris fashion week's Game of Thrones stand-off, perhaps this collection was a reminder of who is the reigning queen.
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It's interesting that places like Value Village apparently crush the clothes into big cubes for shipping to the sorting places. And of course metal garbage has been crushed for ages ....
Crushing... cool commentary. She really is a queen.

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^^^Thanks for the review, Not Plain Jane!

I think Rei is a force of nature. Even after all these years, she remains as poignant, joyous and shrewd and explosive and extremely relevant in her exploration of fashion as ever. And even all the subpar and throwaway labels like CDG Shirt and PLAY, and all those annoying fragrances, all is forgiven and she remains a subversive visionary when she presents her mainline label.

S/S is a fashion feast. I like it a lot. The austere color-palette with the ivory pieces are fashion's equivalent of transcendence to me. But those stupid headpieces ruin it; this is the what people who don't know/like high fashion will point at and laugh at: "Oh look-- they're wearing garbage on their heads!" I don't care if an artist designed those-- it's stupid-looking and takes away from Rei's designs. This is all so much feeding into fashion as a joke-- like America's Next Top Model, Project Runway and all those shi**y programs where everyone's a caricature. And I am so glad this collection is not a blatant commentary on consumerism: Fashion designers selling frocks costing in excess of thousands of dollars with an empire should be banned from commenting on mass consumerism.

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Customers will looking like they're drowning in their clothes. :/

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Customers will looking like they're drowning in their clothes. :/

Drowning...or being fully consumed. I love it.

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i for one wouldn't mind that one bit. wrap me up like a cocoon,i say!

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This is f*cking amazing, it's just awesome how Kawakubo can still stay relevant and exciting after a long time!

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Rei never fails to blow my mind away. There is NOBODY...absolutely NOBODY else....who can design clothing, such as she does.

The construction...the deconstruction...the imagination....the concept...the story being told...her commentary on society through a fashion show.

It's never easy to understand....things can be a bit un-comprehensable...Rei is never predictable ....not easily understood...under-appreciated

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if anybody knows where the runway video can be seen...please let me know..or please post it here.

I'm dying to see this show!!

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Funny to read the "crushing" interpretation. I saw it just the opposite; the clothes seem to me to be exploding, like they are erupting from a fabric generator or volcano. It looks chaotic, but also beautiful.

I found the hats funny and interesting in their own right, and they worked with the looks, but were not essential to them.

Wonderful and imaginative, nobody does it like Rei.

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The world is exploding with fashion according to Rei Kawakubo



It was interesting that following this seasons' Comme des Garçons show, Tilda Swinton and Olivier Saillard engaged in a performance that touched upon the subject of the growing mass of fashion and imagery that clogs up schedules, our Twitter feeds and in the end, our brains. It felt like Rei Kawakubo was passing comment on the same subject by turning it on its head and placing as much fabric as possible, crushed, folded, manipulated and condensed into her collection. The artist Graham Hudson contributed to this trash-turned-treasure couture with headpieces that made use out of objects such as buckets, broken toys and what appeared to be a mini washing machine. They were the focal point that made you wonder whether Kawakubo was thinking about the follies of waste in the world (in the garment industry and elsewhere) or seeing beauty in the unwanted, like the flea market connoisseur we imagine her to be. One suspects it's the latter. She's hardly a stranger to reconstruction and deconstruction of garments and so her use of plain cream calico in the opening passage, the fabric of choice for toiling, bunched up into asymmetric dresses that varied in their bulk felt like her dominion. Sometimes a swathe of gold or silver lame would enter the fray. The calico collaging built up in its complexity but Kawakubo never lost control of how the silhouettes would end up as every stitch, lump and fold were firmly in rein.

Then we were suddenly jolted into a quickened pace, indicating the presence of black. So quick were the models that you barely had a chance to take in the mix up of textures – a flash of red or purple velvet, a taffeta sleeve, a PVC kilt-like skirt. It's too simplistic to deduce that this was an expression of anger on Kawakubo's part. After all, Kawakubo has mastered the beauty of fifty shades of black in Comme des Garçons' history. There was a tension though that couldn't be ignored as we finally entered into an even more exaggerated quartet of cream calico, this time with defined garment parts all patchworked together into dresses that flared out into bustles or out front in misshapen beauty. The sleeves and jacket parts looked like discernible parts from past Comme collections, re-contextualised here to great effect. Was this another comment on the state of fashion recycling and rehashing the past? Yet another question that will probably go unanswered.

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