Noir Kei Ninomiya white top with the shoulder gathered by rows of pearls — spring 2015

79.00

Size: S

Shoulder to shoulder: 37 cm

Armpit to armpit: 42 cm

Length: 60 cm

 

Composition:

100% cotton

 

Details:

White sleeveless top

One of the shoulders is wider

The shoulder is heavily pleated

The shoulderpleats are fixed by rows of pearls

In the rows, the pearls differ in sizes

From the spring 2015 collection

(The third ever collection by Kei Ninomiya)

AD2014

 

Condition: 3/5

Overall good condition of the fabric, with a faint mark on the collar near the pearls, and a mark on one armpit

In stock

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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

Weight0.9 kg
Womens size

Condition