Comme des Carrés, Hermès x Comme des Garçons

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Cheval surprise studio des fleurs
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCheval surprise studio des fleurs

A few months ago Hermès and Rei Kawakubo announced that they would collaborate. Comme des Garçons x Hermès scarves naturally got people pretty excited. I’m one of them. The collaboration resulted in two collections named “Black and White” and “Colour”. Rei incorporated house designs and manipulated them to create something new.

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Touch Me
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РTouch Me

The ‘Black and White’ collection is available only in Comme des Garçons shops (Aoyama-Tokyo, New York, Paris). The ‘Colour’ collection: collection can only be purchased at Dover Street Market stores (London, Tokyo). For people who can’t get to Tokyo, Paris or New York, you can buy the scarves online at www.doverstreetmarket.com from February 6, 2013 for the ‘Colour’ collection and from April 1, 2013 for the ‘Black and White’ collection. Prices start range from £300 – £1,500.

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Patch g+-¼ant
Hermès x Comme des Garçons – Patch g+-¼ant

They are rolling out the sale of the scarves in the retail shops. Here are the details

  • From 6th February 2013 in the Comme des Garçons shop, Paris
  • From 7th February 2013 in the Comme des Garçons shop, New York
  • From 8th February 2013 in the Comme des Garçons shop in Aoyama-Tokyo, and the Dover Street Market Ginza shop.
  • From 12th February in the Dover Street Market shop, London
Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Harnais de cour
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РHarnais de cour

“Rei Kawakubo has stamped her vision on the Hermès scarf. With rigour, precision, energy and salience”, remarks Bali Barret, Artistic Director.

“I have always deeply respected the tradition and craftsmanship of Hermès. In our project together, rather than wanting to wear the scarves, I was looking forward to the change that would happen when I added something to the beautiful ‘paintings’ of Hermès scarf designs. I think through the addition of abstract images, we have transformed the scarf and created something new”, comments Rei Kawakubo.(source: press release)

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Quadrige
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РQuadrige
Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Couvertures et tenues de jour N&B
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCouvertures et tenues de jour N&B

I love the collection but who didn’t expect that. My favourite prints are Patch g+-¼ant and Touch Me.

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Couvertures et tenues de jour couleur
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCouvertures et tenues de jour couleur
Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Coaching
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCoaching
Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Circuit 24 Faubourg
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCircuit 24 Faubourg

images: courtesy of Hermès

Comme des Garcons’ Seoul Flagship Store

Comme des Garçons' Seoul Flagship Store
I remember visiting the Comme des Garçons’ store in New York during fashion week. It was stark white and beautiful. They have opened a new flagship in Seoul, Korea.  I love the presentation with the hats and handbags being my favourite displays

It might be celebrated for its guerilla stores that have been popping up since 2004, but Comme des Garçons has just unveiled a new permanent venture – an epic new flagship store in Seoul. Part futuristic rabbit warren, part conceptual shopping space, ‘Five Tunnels’ joins the brand’s clutch of permanent stores located in design hubs around the world.

Comme des Garçons' Seoul Flagship Store

Comme des Garçons' Seoul Flagship Store

Comme des Garçons' Seoul Flagship Store

Led by the fashion label founder and designer, Rei Kawakubo, the project started with the ambitious redesign of an existing building. The resulting white-lacquer and glass space is, at 1600sq m, one of their biggest stores yet.

Spanning seven mezzanine levels and stocking the entire Comme des Garçons collection, it’s a more than adequate answer to the brand’s growing South Korean fan base. There’s even a room dedicated to the popular ‘Beatles’ clothing collection that has a major following in the city.(source)

Comme des Garçons' Seoul Flagship Store

Comme des Garçons' Seoul Flagship Store

Comme des Garçons' Seoul Flagship Store

images: Wallpaper.com

Comme des Gar̤ons РWonderwood, A short film by the Brothers Quay

Comme des Garçons - Wonderwood, A short film by the Brothers Quay

Comme des Garçons is releasing a new fragrance called Wonderwood. To launch the product, The Brothers Quay were enlisted to create a short stop motion film.

The scent is made up of three different types of woods, Oud, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Cypress wood and Gaiac wood. Woody notes: Patchouli, vetyver and synthetic woods: Javanol, Cashmeran and Pachminol.(source)

i want: Barbie by Comme des Garçons

Love the Commes des Garçons. The dress is perfect.

Barbie by Comme des Garçons

For the very first time, Barbie is dressed by Rei Kawakubo, and forms part of Jingle Flowers, Comme des Garçons’ new nonsense theme for the Xmas holidays. Wearing a sleeveless silk-lined floral dress in the Jingle Flowers photo-style print graphic, which features a full asymmetric-cut skirt that stands away from the body, this limited edition Barbie forms part of the Barbie Collector Platinum Label Collection, and comes in its own box featuring the Jingle Flowers print, and display stand.

image: Dezeen

I’m lining up overnight for this H&M collaboration.

Comme des Garçons baby!

PARIS – For its next designer collaboration, H&M is trying on something avant-garde for size and teaming up with Japanese fashion maverick Rei Kawakubo.
A onetime Comme des Garçons for H&M collection is slated to launch in early November as the Swedish fast-fashion giant opens its first stores in Japan: a 10,000-square-foot unit in Tokyo’s Ginza district and a 16,000-square-foot location in hyper-trendy Harajuku. An international rollout will follow.
Kawakubo – acclaimed for a fearless, experimental approach to fashion – will design H&M fashions for women, men and children, as well as accessories and a unisex fragrance.
H&M has sparked shopping frenzies for its annual designer collaborations with the likes of Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf and Karl Lagerfeld.

from WWD.com

A blog.mode fav post – Junya Watanabe

Beautiful, stunning!
Junya Watanabe (Japanese, b. 1961) for Comme des Garçons (French, founded 1969). Ensemble, fall/winter 2000–1. Pale greige polyester organza and silver polyester and cellophane panné velvet. Purchase, Richard Martin Bequest, 2001 (2001.742a, b)

blog.mode – Ruff Action

Junya Watanabe (Japanese, b. 1961) for Comme des Garçons (French, founded 1969). Ensemble, fall/winter 2000–1. Pale greige polyester organza and silver polyester and cellophane panné velvet. Purchase, Richard Martin Bequest, 2001 (2001.742a, b)

image: blog.metmuseum.org