Rei Kawakubo is fashions supreme. Point proven as today Comme Des Garçons revealed their holiday capsule collection, “Friends and Comme Des Garçons.” Whom are these friends, you may ask? Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, Maison Margiela’s John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Simone Rocha, Craig Green, Marine Serre, Walter Van Beirendonck and Stüssy. A solid squad coming together for the holidays. Each Creative/Artistic Director was asked to produce an iconic piece, accessory or design which would allow Rei Kawakubo to create a holiday item from it. And so was born the capsule, a nine piece fashion wonderland of Burberry signature check scarves turned neck ties, a Maison Margiela Aids charity t-shirt (a first time collab for the brand), a Gucci one stripe tote shimmers in gold and Jean Paul Gaultier’s Breton striped have been jingle balled (sort of) with red polka dots. “We have always enjoyed the synergies of CDG-style collaborations, which is not about brainstorming and back-and-forth with the other party, but about trust and respect,” Adrian Joffe, President if Comme Des Garçons International and chief executive at Dover Street Market told WWD about the collaborations. “Rei does not enjoy two captains on a ship. So, we either leave it to them or ask that they leave it to her. The nine brands were very happy to leave it to her this time.” She’s da boss. The collection will be on display in Comme stores and Dover Street Market from December 6th. Deck the halls with Friends and Comme Des Garçons, obviously.
by Roxy Lola