Detail: Vintage Comme des Garcons black hand painted cropped top from 1991. Equisite knitted jersey - medium weight. Raw edging throughout. Unlined. Paint has been applied to the collar, cuffs and hemline.
Rei Kawakubo continues to explore new ways of expression, and stands at the very edge of fashion language, and its relationship with culture and the arts in general.
Sizing: UK8-12. Bust 38". Length front 16" back 19.5"
Fabric: 100% Acrylic
Origin: Manufactured in Japan
Care: Dry Clean
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.
Vintage Comme des Garcons black hand painted cropped top 1991.
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