Comme des Garçons brown velvet shorts with cut off leg attached by sheer frills — spring 2007

Size: S

Waist: 35 cm

Hips: 56 cm

Mid-thigh circumference: 66 cm

Outer leg length: 55 cm

 

Composition:

Pile: 100% cotton

Bas: 55% rayon, 45% cotton

Attached fabric: 100% nylon

Lining: 100% cupra

 

Details:

Brown velvet shorts

Voluminous model with drop crotch

One of the legs has been cut off

The leg is attached with a salmon mesh fabric

There are frills along the mesh fabric

The cut edges have frayed edges, ephasizing the cut off

Asymmetric model

The cut leg hangs lower

Pleated at the waist

Waistband with belt loops

The waist lining is slighty longer and visible on the outside

ZIpper and button closure

Two front pockets

Fully lined

From the spring 2007 collection

 

Condition: 3,5/5

Overall regular wear with some discoloration on the inside lining

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Description

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 1 kg
Womens size

Condition