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Comme des Garçons F/W 2017

Art / Architecture / Design / Fashion


Posted March 18th, 2018 By Colby Mugrabi

In 2014 Rei Kawakubo, founder and creative director of Japanese-based avant-garde fashion house Comme des Garçons, made a powerful declaration, that after over forty years of designing radical, forward-thinking ready-to-wear the Tokyo native would be abandoning clothing to focus on creating “objects for the body”. This move away from traditional forms of dress was never more evident than within the ‘garments’ Kawakubo presented for fall/winter 2017.

This season, the designer focused on addressing ‘the future of silhouette’ through a variety of bulbous looks, some even with no armholes, in exaggeratedly ‘out there’ proportions. Kawakubo largely abandoned the use of traditional fabrics this season, instead using brown packing paper, silver insulation material, and recycled fabric waste in their place. As typical, Kawakubo worked with hair magician Julien d’Ys to create accompanying object for each models’ head. This season d’Ys rendered similarly unpredictable rounded forms out of steel wool, completing Kawakubo’s ‘far out’ vision to absolute perfection.

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References

Elizabeth Taylor

Doctor Faustus, 1967

Elizabeth taylor doctor faustus  1967

Louise Bourgeois

Wearing a latex cast of her work “Avenza,” 1975

Bourgeois in 1975  wearing a latex cast of her work    avenza

Frank Gehry

American Center in Paris, France, 1994

Frank gehry s american center in paris  1994

Ernesto Neto

Follicle Ovoid (Nicky), 1998

Ernesto neto  follicle ovoid  nicky   1998

Ron Arad

Big Easy Volume 2 Sofa, 1988

Ron arad  big easy volume 2 sofa  1988

Edward Weston

Peperone, 1929

Edward weston  peperone  1929

Ilse Fehling

Globular Stage for Puppets, 1920-21

Globular stage for puppets  ilse fehling  1920 21

Oskar Schlemmer

The Triadic Ballet, 1922

1439876194718 1

Ernesto Neto

Humanoids

Ernesto neto   humanoids

Salvador Dali

Costume designs for “Le Ballet Des Vendangeurs” (The Grape Pickers' Ballet), 1953

Salvador dali  costume designs for  le ballet des vendangeurs   the grape pickers  ballet   1953

Guy Bourdin

Silver Ringlets

Silver ringlets   guy bourdin

Anish Kapoor

My Red Homeland, 2003

Anish kapoor  my red homeland  2003

Gunnar Aagaard Andersen

Armchair, 1964

Gunnar aagaard andersen  armchair  1964

Irving Penn

Nude No. 100, New York, 1949/50

Irving penn  1917 2009  nude no. 100  new york  1949 50

Irving Penn

Nude No. 105, New York, 1949/50

Irving penn  nude no. 105  1949 50

Jean Cocteau

La Révolte des Équipages (The Revolt of the Crews), from “Opium: Journal d’une Désintoxication,” 1919

Jean cocteau opium drawing  1919  la r  volte des   quipages

Louise Bourgeois

The Couple, 2003

Louise bourgeois  french american  the couple  aluminum  hanging piece

Louise Bourgeois

Untitled, 1998

Louise bourgeois. untitled 1998. fabric and steel

Lygia Pape's performance “Divisor”

Restaged in Hong Kong, 1968

Lygia pape s 1968 performance    divisor    restaged in hong kong.

Natsuyuki Nakanishi

Rhyme-S, 1960

Natsuyuki nakanishi  rhyme s  1960

Peter Agostini

Cage II, 1967

Peter agostini
References
Elizabeth taylor doctor faustus  1967

Elizabeth Taylor

Doctor Faustus, 1967

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Bourgeois in 1975  wearing a latex cast of her work    avenza

Louise Bourgeois

Wearing a latex cast of her work “Avenza,” 1975

2 of 21

Frank gehry s american center in paris  1994

Frank Gehry

American Center in Paris, France, 1994

3 of 21

Ernesto neto  follicle ovoid  nicky   1998

Ernesto Neto

Follicle Ovoid (Nicky), 1998

4 of 21

Ron arad  big easy volume 2 sofa  1988

Ron Arad

Big Easy Volume 2 Sofa, 1988

5 of 21

Edward weston  peperone  1929

Edward Weston

Peperone, 1929

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Globular stage for puppets  ilse fehling  1920 21

Ilse Fehling

Globular Stage for Puppets, 1920-21

7 of 21

1439876194718 1

Oskar Schlemmer

The Triadic Ballet, 1922

8 of 21

Ernesto neto   humanoids

Ernesto Neto

Humanoids

9 of 21

Salvador dali  costume designs for  le ballet des vendangeurs   the grape pickers  ballet   1953

Salvador Dali

Costume designs for “Le Ballet Des Vendangeurs” (The Grape Pickers' Ballet), 1953

10 of 21

Silver ringlets   guy bourdin

Guy Bourdin

Silver Ringlets

11 of 21

Anish kapoor  my red homeland  2003

Anish Kapoor

My Red Homeland, 2003

12 of 21

Gunnar aagaard andersen  armchair  1964

Gunnar Aagaard Andersen

Armchair, 1964

13 of 21

Irving penn  1917 2009  nude no. 100  new york  1949 50

Irving Penn

Nude No. 100, New York, 1949/50

14 of 21

Irving penn  nude no. 105  1949 50

Irving Penn

Nude No. 105, New York, 1949/50

15 of 21

Jean cocteau opium drawing  1919  la r  volte des   quipages

Jean Cocteau

La Révolte des Équipages (The Revolt of the Crews), from “Opium: Journal d’une Désintoxication,” 1919

16 of 21

Louise bourgeois  french american  the couple  aluminum  hanging piece

Louise Bourgeois

The Couple, 2003

17 of 21

Louise bourgeois. untitled 1998. fabric and steel

Louise Bourgeois

Untitled, 1998

18 of 21

Lygia pape s 1968 performance    divisor    restaged in hong kong.

Lygia Pape's performance “Divisor”

Restaged in Hong Kong, 1968

19 of 21

Natsuyuki nakanishi  rhyme s  1960

Natsuyuki Nakanishi

Rhyme-S, 1960

20 of 21

Peter agostini

Peter Agostini

Cage II, 1967

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