Comme des Garçons grey vintage reworked t-shirt with padded front panels — fall 2018

*PLEASE NOTE: the black mesh underlayer is a different top and is NOT included in the listing*


Size: unknown S/M

Shoulder to shoulder: 42 cm

Armpit to armpit: 44 cm

Length front: 68 cm

Length back: 33 cm



100% cotton

Padding: 100% polyester



Grey vintage t-shirt

One of a kind: found t-shirt reworked into a padded top

Circular cut out on the front

Square cut at the back

The sides are sewn together and have been padded

Three dimensional front

Unfinished raw edges where it has been reworked

White and green print of ‘junior’ on the front

Green print of ‘ridiculously good-looking’ on the back

Short sleeves

From the fall 2018 ‘notes on camp’ collection


Condition: 3,5/5

The t-shirt has been made of a vintage tee, and therefor has usage on the fabric and fading near the neckline. The top seems to have been unworn post-assembly, see the impeccable tags.


*PLEASE NOTE: the black mesh underlayer is a different top and is NOT included in the listing*



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 0.9 kg
Womens size