Detail: Collectable vintage Comme des Garcons micro black & white houndstooth jacket with embroidered birds from1989. Single front fastening to collar with invisible hook & eye. Rolled collar which can be unravelled to create an entirely different style. Fully lined. Small, softly padded shoulders. Two pockets to front. Exquisitely constructed!
Condition: Near perfect / Mint
Sizing: Medium. UK10-12. Bust upto 36". Length 20.5". Shoulders seam to seam 16". Sleeve length from shoulder seam to cuff 23"
Colour: Black / White
Fabric: 100% Wool
Care: Dry Clean
Vintage Comme des Garcons Bolero Jacket with embroidered Birds 1989
Like her contemporaries, Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo is an intellectual designer for whom fashion is a fine art. Her clothes require a different thought level, her pieces destroy preconceived ideas. The Comme des Garçons' concept sticks to the same principles: minimalist display and perplexing cuts.
Despite its unorthodox associations, Comme des Garçons has populist appeal: there are more than 300 outlets in 33 countries worldwide. Rei Kawakubo was the first to use `real' people as catwalk models, including Hollywood stars Dennis Hopper, Matt Dillon, John Malkovich and John Hurt. Wearer of austere expressions and giver of few interviews, Kawakubo said, in Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons (1990), `What I do is concerned with the long term, and yet fashion is cyclical. It is a paradox, but it doesn't bother me. It's always exciting to do a new collection.
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