9.04.2009

NEW designer profiles

(images from google.com)
I'm starting another thing called designer profiles, where i post some pictures and get information about a currently cool designer.
my first pick issss : REI KAWAKUBO!
her aesthetic is AMAZING, and i love all her designs for CDG. they are also TUTU MATERIAL (the pictures i uploaded up there :D i love them)
Rei Kawakubo (川久保 玲, born 1942-10-11 in Tokyo) is a Japanese fashion designer, founder of Comme des Garçons. In 1973, she established her own company, Comme des Garçons Co. Ltd in Tokyo and opened up her first boutique in Tokyo in 1975. Starting out with women's clothes, Kawakubo added a men's line in 1978. Three years later, she started presenting her fashion lines in Paris each season, opening up a boutique in Paris in 1982. Comme des Garçons specialises in anti-fashion, austere, sometimes deconstructed garments. During the 1980s, her garments were primarily in black, dark grey or white. The materials were often draped around the body and featured frayed, unfinished edges along with holes and a general asymmetrical shape. Challenging the established notions of beauty she created an uproar at her debut Paris fashion show where journalists labeled her clothes 'Hiroshima chic' amongst other things. Rei likes to have input in all the various aspects of her business, rather than just focussing on clothes and accessories. . Her Aoyama, Tokyo store is known for its sloping glass facade decorated with blue dots. Rei is known to be quite reclusive and media shy, preferring her innovative creations to speak for themselves. Her designs have inspired many other late designers like the Belgian Martin Margiela and Ann Demeulemeester, as well as Austrian designer Helmut Lang.
(from wikipedia)

more to come!

xx

2 comments:

E said...

I'm so glad you posted more about her. I love the avant garde designers.

Girl With The Bow Tie said...

Great idea and great post! I love Comme des Garcons. I love all of your blog -- the collage (below) is amazing, as is your fashion sketches posted earlier! Good work :) :)

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