Detail: Vintage Comme des Garcons predominently red tartan dungaree pleated skirt from the brands 1990 spring summer collection. Single wide shoulder strap. High waisted. Zip fastening to left hip. Beautifully tailored. Unlined. Collectable.
Condition: Excellent / Near Perfect
Sizing: UK10. Small. High Waist 28". Waist 28". Hips 36". Waist to hem 32". Total Length 47"
Colour: Red with blue, yellow, green and cream
Fabric: 100% Cotton Twill
Care: Dry Clean
Vintage Comme des Garcons red tartan pleated dungaree skirt SS 1990.
Daughter of a university lecturer, Rei Kawakubo studied fine art at Keio University, Tokyo, and then went on to work for the advertising department of a chemical company. Disillusioned, she progressed to styling - an unusual occupation at the time. Comme des Garçons was established in 1973; two years later Kawakubo showed in Tokyo, and opened her first shop a year after that. But it was not until she showed in Paris in 1981 that the full force of the Japanese influence filtered through. What the audience saw was a shock to the system: random ruching, irregular hems, asymmetric seams and crinkled surfaces. Vogue called it `oblique chic'. Like her contemporaries, Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo is an intellectual designer for whom fashion is a fine art.
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