Noir Kei Ninomiya black cropped trousers with silver grommets and rings — spring 2014

Size: XS

Waist: 36 cm

Hips: 44 cm

Rise: 27 cm

Mid-thigh circumference: 43 cm

Inner leg length: 48 cm

Outer leg length: 73 cm



100% wool

Lining: 100% cupra



Black trousers

Cropped model, ending below the knee

Made of different panels

Silver grommets along all edges of the panels

The trousers are kept together by silver rings

Pleats at the waist, made with the silver rings

Decorative grommets along the pockets and back darts

Two front pockets

Two back slit pockets

Belt loops

Zipper and hook closure

Fully lined


From the spring 2014 collection


Condition: 4/5

Very good condition


*PLEASE NOTE: the rings are intentionally placed in a random fashion, there are no missing rings*



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