Next to Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton presentation, and Kim Jones’ debut as the head of Dior, the COMME des GARÇONS HOMME Plus show was probably one of the highest on the list of many fashion week attendees.
Aptly titled, “Crazy Suits,” Rei Kawakubo’s masterfully executed menswear arrangement rebuked this idea that the essence, or even relevance of tailoring is a thing of the past. Rei once again proved that this idea might not be dead for reasons of it merely having run its course, but perhaps because it has not been observed from an alternate perspective enough.
Models paraded out from behind a towering metal fence all wearing rubberized wigs, which in turn did well to remind the audience of that indistinguishable, borderline dystopian aesthetic common to many COMME des GARÇONS shows. Despite sticking very close to the timeless forms of single-breasted blazers and tailored trousers, their materials looked more like something out of Operation Desert Storm than a decked-out mansion. Expressed through a palette of acidic, saturated checks and neon-colored overlays, many of the pieces were heavily cinched to reveal an aesthetic one might expect from wearing something a few sizes too small.
The show did however transition into a range of silhouettes that departed away from the beginning’s 3D-styled layers and into a selection of rich, silk-like pieces in a selection of equally fantastical prints. And despite being distracted by everything on top, sightings of a forthcoming Nike collaboration that resembled a cageless Air Presto were sighted.
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