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Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Menswear A/W11

Rei Kawakubo’s latest collection blurred the lines between masculinity and femininity, East and West, and reality and fantasy

From the poodle-haired wigs slapped on the models’ heads it was clear that Rei Kawakubo’s latest offering from Comme des Garçons was going to be an outlandish affair. Reference was piled upon reference to make a look that completely unique and extravagant. Tuxedo jackets were worn over long leather coats, worn over tartan t-shirts. Loose silk pajama pants and kimono style coats with oriental prints recalled the East while a U2 t-shirt worn with a pin striped blazer brought us back to the West. Pieces were layered upon each other as if Kawakubo thought, ‘Why have one when I can have five?’ Slouchy silk pants gave the illusion of a skirt, blurring the lines between masculinity and femininity, while elongated double-breasted coats felt like a child playing dress-up in a fantasy world.  Silk mismatched shirts in an eclectic selection of prints, from the American Flag to delicate 80s florals, were made for wild pure hedonistic nights.  

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