br> "The more people that are afraid when they see new creation, the happier I am," says Rei Kawakubo in a rare new Q&A. Perhaps that's why the reclusive designer, who never makes public appearances and speaks to the press infrequently, isn't afraid to pass judgment on popular fashion. "I...

As part of the V&A retrospective, an installation by Yamamoto can be seen at the Wapping Project (until 14 August 2011) and an exhibition exploring the lifecycle of one Yamamoto garment – from design to catwalk – entitled Yohji Yamamoto at Work is on at Fashion Space Gallery at the London...

Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo will be honored with the lifetime achievement award at this Monday's CFDA Awards, and already the industry is getting a head start on celebrating. br> Earlier this week, Style.com published a tribute in which notable fashionables — including Taylor...

Love flapper fashion? Gatsby? Downton Abbey? Boardwalk Empire? You saw all of these style influences at last weekend's Jazz-Age Lawn Party over at NYC's Governor's Island. The fashionable summer event is in it eighth year, anchored by the festive Michael Arenella and his Dreamland...

Interview Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons says she isn't out to break the rules. That doesn't mean she hasn't left plenty of them crumbled in her wake MS: Do you believe there are rules in fashion? Do you consider yourself to be a rule breaker? RK: I'm not interested in rules, or...

The History and Art of COMME des GARCONS in TASCHEN's Rei Kawakubo Archive Another new TASCHEN addition, this fashion hardcover examines the history and art behind Rei Kawakubo's brand. Japanese fashion house Comme des Garçons has a special vision when it comes to design that extends beyond...

Many parts of the media have created the situation where uninteresting fashion can thrive." -Rei Kawakubo (WWD) Comme des Garcons. I love this quote because it rings so true. When we look at fashion magazines these days, controlled by the advertisers whose sole purpose is to sell product,...

Flat shoes, sneakers and laced boots made the footwear of Yohji Yamamoto Spring/ Summer 2012 collection. Even the bride that closed the show was wearing a pair of sneakers. See the video from Yohji Yamamoto Spring/ Summer 2012 fashion show: ul class="SearchTerms">

Sarah Burton seemed to pay homage to the introduction of slicing-edge Japanese designers — think Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada — to 80s Paris with her spring men's collection today. Along with a New Romantic vibe, she splashed nearly every piece in the lineup —...

Last week I was went to the V&A to watch Fashion in Motion featuring the work of Yohji Yamamoto. It was very much a continuation from the exhibition and featured work from the Spring/Summer 2011 collections. The models were real life couples (so cute!) an idea which Yohji had first put into...

 

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