Noir Kei Ninomiya black shirt with laser cut-outs and destroyed knit appliqués — fall 2013


Size: XS

Shoulder to shoulder: 39 cm

Armpit to armpit: 42 cm

Sleeves: 58 cm

Length: 81 cm



Main: 100% polyester

Accessory: 33% polyester, 33% wool, 27% nylon, 7% mohair



Black long shirt

Button-up style

With an irregular pattern of circular lasers cut-outs

Destroyed knit and woven appliqués with long loose threads

Inspired by how crows make nests with found objects

The cut-outs and irregular knits are placed on the left shoulder and the bottom right

Shiny fabric

Two layered over eachother

Small collar

Breast pocket

AD 2013

From the fall 2013 collection, the second ever collection by Kei Ninomiya


Condition: 3,5/5

Some bubbles between the two layers

In stock

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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

Weight1.2 kg
Womens size