Dover Street Market to open in Paris
Coronavirus isn’t stopping Rei Kawakubo’s plans for retail expansion. Dover Street Market, which has become a cornerstone of retail in cities including New York, London, and Tokyo, will be opening a new store in Paris. It would be the company’s second multi-brand retail store. Speculation that Dover Street Market could open in Paris has been on...
Oct 22, 2020
Podcast: Michelle Elie discusses collecting designer streetwear fashion
In this edition of Fashion Your Seatbelt, American-Haitian born jewelry designer and former model, Michelle Elie expresses her love of avant-garde fashion designer, Rei Kawakubo. Elie collects, and regularly wears, pieces Kawakubo designed for her Comme des Garçons brand. In this podcast the designer discusses why she loves streetstyle and the...
Apr 28, 2020
Michelle Elie -The Fearless Fashion Collector
Michelle Elie is an American-Haitian jewelry designer and former fashion model. She is many times captured by the lens of street style photographers at Paris Fashion Week shows and that is because she is a passionate fan of Rei Kawakubo designs for her brand Comme des Garçons. In fact, she is a collector of the garments from Kawakubo. She...
Apr 3, 2020
Art of the In-Between: Rei Kawakubo at The Met
Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between was the museum’s first monographic exhibition on a living designer since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983. “Season after season, collection after collection, she upends conventional notions of beauty and disrupts accepted characteristics of the fashionable body,” said curator Andrew Bolton. “Her...
Mar 30, 2020
Video: Who Is Rei Kawakubo? | The Leader Of The Comme Des Garçons Universe
An introduction to the legendary japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, the founder of Comme Des Garcons (CdG) & Dover Street Market. Source: Youtube, The Fashion Archive
Apr 8, 2019
Rei Kawakubo will receive Isamu Noguchi Award
Founder of Comme des Garcons and co-founder of Dover Street Market Rei Kawakubo is set to receive the 2019 Isamu Noguchi Award from the Noguchi Museum. With this award, the museum recognizes Kawakubo's innovative spirit and commitment to a cultural exchange between the east and the west. The Noguchi Museum will present Kawakubo with her award...
Mar 18, 2019
Video: Antifashion of the 90s
In the 90s emerges a wave: the antifashion trend. The deconstruction and material recycling shook the fashion world of glitzy sequins and has created an utterly different aesthetics, which current designers are still borrowing analogies from 20 years on. Source: Youtube, Rei
Jan 4, 2019
In Pictures: Dover Street Market opens Los Angeles store
Four years after its debut in London, Dover Street Market has opened its sixth location in Los Angeles. Theconcept store, founded by Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo and her husband Adrian Joffe, is best known for its resemblance with an art gallery. Designed by Kawakubo herself, the LA location spans over 15,000 square feet and features corners...
Nov 6, 2018
The top 7 Outstanding Fashion Duos of Past and Present
Collaboration makes the wheels of the fashion world spin which is why fashion duos are ubiquitous to our industry. The comfort of having someone to bounce ideas off, swallow the disappointments together, share the sacrifice, and pour you a stiff one at the end of a tough day cannot be overstated. Ideally either member has skills to offset the...
Dec 15, 2017
Exploring Japan's influence on global fashion
Japan’s bountiful visual culture has long been a place to take inspiration from. The futuristic yet traditional culture has become a fascination among western communities, translating into our creative industries, particularly fashion. Described as “another planet” by trend watcher, Ronny de Vylder, the Japanese believe in everything they do,...
Aug 11, 2017
Dover Street Market to open in LA
Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo has announced that the latest Dover Street Market will be launched in Los Angeles, expected to open in March 2018. In an exclusive interview with WWD, Adrian Joffe, Kawakubo’s husband and CEO of Comme des Garçons International and DSM said the decision to open in LA “just felt like the right time and the right...
Jul 5, 2017
In Pictures: Themes of Kawakubo’s Art of the In-between
Over the years Rei Kawakubo has addressed many of life’s big questions in her work––art, marriage, death, spirituality––and some little ones too. Here are her thoughts with images from the Met’s exhibition of her work. On Gender: “Spiritually, there are no more differences between men and women. What is important is being human.” On Female...
May 11, 2017