Comme des Garçons black deconstructed jacket with cut off sleeves sewn on the sides — spring 2012

Size: XS

Shoulder to shoulder: 37 cm

Armpit to armpit: 44 cm

Hips: 46 cm

Length: 89 cm



64% triacetate

36% polyester

Lining: 100% polyester



Black short sleeved jacket

Can also be worn as a waistcoat or a short dress

Made from a deconstructer blazer

The long sleeves were cut off in a circle shape

Then they were attached to the sides underneath the arms

This leaves the jacket with a cropped circular shoulder cap

Decorative buttons on the cuffs of the blazer sleeves

Frayed trim at all the cut sides

Button-up style with three button closure

One extra top button to close it with standing neckline

Two hip pockets and one breast pocket

Small slit at the back

Fully lined

From the spring 2012 collection


Condition: 4/5

Good condition



About Rei Kawakubo

Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese fashion designer, however, she didn’t study fashion but fine arts and literature at Keio University in Tokyo.


After graduation, she worked as a stylist before launching her label Comme des Garçons. Going against the 1980s super feminine look, she sent an all black, deconstructed collection on the runway, dubbed “anti-fashion” and “Hiroshima Chic” by easily shocked and insensitive journalists.


During the 1980s, her garments were primarily in black and dark grey or white. By the time of her Paris debut in 1981, Kawakubo was so famous that her fans were dubbed ‘the crows’ in the Japanese press.


Comme des Garçons kept on growing, evolving into a Comme de Garçons ‘world’ with about 20 distinct lines. This also gave Rei Kawakubo the possibility to give employees their own line, like Junya Watanabe, (the now discontinued) Tao Kurihara en the recently added Noir by Kei Ninomiya.


Kawakubo specializes in anti-fashion; producing deconstructed garments, which are draped around the body in an asymmetric shape, making them look awkward and uncomfortable. The hems are often unfinished and frayed.

Rei Kawakubo is reclusive and doesn’t give many interviews, she let’s her creations speak for themselves. She is know as a fashion icon and influence for designers like Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester and Helmut Lang which have all name checked Kawakubo as an inspiration.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Womens size