Rei Kawakubo based her latest Comme des Garçons collection on Virgina Woolf’s “Orlando“, a tale of a poet who transforms from male to female and traverses the times. A sequel to the men’s show back in June (Act I), Act II saw extravagant fabrics, rich embroidery, glinting brocades that decreased with each subsequent look, ending off with black, minimal and amorphous looks. Act III will be taking place in Vienna in December, at the premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s opera adaptation of the literary masterpiece.
See all the highlights from Comme des Garçons Spring/Summer 2020 below.
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This #PFW, the #CommedesGarcon universe was full of pleasant surprises. See all the shows in this episode of #BazaarDaily @noirkeininomiya’s mystifying collection was somewhere between technical and organic, leaving us all wondering what those cloud-like dresses and spikey bubbles were made of. @JunyaWatanabe gave us every answer to ‘what would you wear if you only had one trench coat for the rest of your life?’. @Commedesgarcon presented rich colours and historical references, like we have never seen from #ReiKawakubo, an extension of her costume design collaboration with Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth. Then, @vivennewestwood by #AndreasKronthaler was a statement on personal space. We also take you close-up and personal at the @loewe and @chloe collection Re-sees and the @inesdelafressange presentation. #pfw #harpersbazaarsg #paris #balenciaga #parisfashionweek #chloe #loewe #noirkeininomiya #junyaWatanabe #viviennewestwood