Comme des Garçons SS14

An intense show of restriction and disruption, with extreme silhouette and cage structures

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Photography by Lea Colombo

Initial Reaction:

An exercise in restriction and disruption.

Atmosphere:

Intense, as we would expect from Rei Kawakubo. This season spotlights were swinging from the celling and a wooden ramp had replaced the runway.

The look:

Smeared black lipstick and sculptural hair tied up in black fabric to form crucifixes and almost branch-like shapes by hairstylist Julien d’Ys.

Soundtrack:

A distorted, disruptive and uncomfortable live mix by music artists Twenty Hertz with DJ’s Hell’s Kitchen. Listen to an excerpt below.

Spotted:

Simone Rocha, Pharrell Williams, Azzedine Alaia and Juergen Teller on the front row.

Viral Moment:

When an oversized pink floral garment appeared on the runway to what sounded like bones cracking, disrupting the first few monochrome looks and the atmosphere.

Stand-out look:

All of the cage structures, which contained the models as they made their way down the runway. Worn with nothing underneath.

References:

Kawakubo's own archive - this season we saw the return of her earlier tiered silhouettes, extreme proportions, over spilling ruffles and of course, her polka dot trademark which became distorted this season.

Silhouette:

Tyre-like skirts that circled the models.

Most likely to:

Shake up Paris for another season. 

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Photography by Lea Colombo
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