Comme des Garcons Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2019

October 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Fashion, Paris, womenswear

Just 30 looks formed Rei Kawakubo’s latest Comme des Garcons collection. Structured, deconstructed and tied up outfits that looked rather disturbing the longer you looked at them. The white wigs, the chains, the pregnant bellies (a few of them cracked open like cartoon eggs). Prints came in the form of red rose and the Comme des Garcon logo print. Combined with the heavy woolen suits and coats this was hardly a spring/summer collection. But then again does Kawakubo ever really keep the seasons in mind? She doesn’t even design clothes with the sole purpose of them being wearable or worn. Yet she did do something different here. With Tom Waits from the speakers we all felt Kawakubo’s struggle, her “fumbling around the dark” as she put it herself. Tired of the idea of having to come up with something “new” every season the designer presented this “quiet, serene and internal” collection. A perfect mini show to break through old patterns.