Comme des Garçons white trousers with standing waist — spring 2002

Size: S (fits larger)

Waist: 42 cm

Rise: 32 cm

Thigh circumference: 75 cm

Inner leg length: 82 cm



100% cotton



White trousers

Extra wide legs

Very high waist

Interior drawstring at the hips to fasten, creating a standing waist

The waist can also be folded outwards

Pleated waistline

Zipper and 2 button closure

Large front pockets

Two back pockets, one slit pocket and one with a flap

Raw finished bottom hem


From the spring 2002 collection


Condition: 3/5

Some faint stains right up the back of the left leg, the hem at the ankles seems to be let out to add length



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