Rei Kawakubo regarded to the darkness — significantly the sort present in a darkroom — to encourage her newest assortment for Homme Plus.
“Simply as pictures reveal their photos within the darkroom, so can creation, growth and progress, we consider, additionally come out of darkness,” learn the present notes for the autumn season.
Held within the Comme des Garçons places of work in Tokyo, the small present was lit solely with spotlights that turned on and off as fashions entered and exited them. Kawakubo opened the presentation with a sequence of softly tailor-made white fits that includes loose-fitting pants and culottes with jackets that ranged from double-breasted types to ones with asymmetrical button plackets.
The Japanese designer additionally performed with how completely different cloth textures work together with mild and darkness. Clear vinyl, flocked leopard, tonal jacquards and tweeds offered dimension and typically even gave the phantasm of print, regardless of being all black. Different motifs included houndstooth checks and enormous inexperienced or yellow flowers on a black background. Kawakubo labored with the modern artist Willie Cole, who created sculptural headpieces from high-heeled footwear. Related imagery was was a print that was used all through the gathering and which at first look bore resemblance to an ink blot check.
The silhouettes have been versatile and wearable, however have been nonetheless infused with Kawakubo’s signature avant-garde tendencies. Inside-out jackets and fringe trimmed T-shirts have been paired with printed leggings or pleated paper bag trousers, and footwear ranged from low-heeled mary janes to high-top sneakers from the model’s newest collaboration with Nike.
Jackets and outerwear have been the celebrities of the gathering. Oversize shapes, extra-long sleeves, flattened lapels, diagonally buttoned openings, and daring, distinction linings all added further curiosity to traditional go well with jackets and coats.