Detail: Vintage Comme des Garcons predominently blue 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: Blue with red, yellow, black and cream
Fabric: 100% Cotton Twill
Care: Dry Clean
Vintage Comme des Garcons blue tartan pleated dungaree skirt spring summer 1990 collection.
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. Often the uninitiated cannot understand where Kawakubo is coming from: sometimes shapeless and complicated, complex and baffling, a Comme des Garçons collection exposes the inner workings of a lapel, leaves edges unfinished and reduces a sweater to an unintelligible mass of boiled wool. In the autumn/winter 1996 collection, Kawakubo experimented with padded humps. The end product - nicknamed Quasimodo by the tabloid press for obvious reasons - had removable pads positioned in a variety of places. Her biannual magazine Six (from sixth sense), with its esoteric photographs and references to Zen, will probably one day be the subject of Freudian analysis.
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