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Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garcons.

Comme des Garcons has grown to become one of Japan’s biggest fashion designers in the International Community. It is started and owned by designer Rei Kawakubo. The name, Comme des Garcons, suggests like the boys, in the French language. The first fashion label was debuted during 1981 at an annual fashion event in Paris called Paris Fashion Week. It features a black color theme and a unique style. Comme des Garcons has more than a dozen boutiques, 200 vendors in around the world. So, who is the real of Rei Kawabuko? Right Away, we will discuss more or less , , and of a Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garcons. We will show the flesh out of a fully Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garcons here. Keep on reading!.

Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garcons

Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garcons

Rei Kawabuko was born in Tokyo in 1942. She is the eldest of three children. Her dad is an administrator at Keio University, and her mom is an English teacher. In 1960, she began studied in the history of aesthetics at Keio University. Being untrained as a fashion designer, but having studied fine arts and literature, she conveys her ideas verbally to her patternmakers. After graduation Kawakubo worked in a textile company and began working as a freelance stylist in 1967. In 1973, she established her own company, Comme des Garcons Co., Ltd in Tokyo. Starting out with women's clothes, Kawakubo added a men's line in 1978. Two years later, she moved to Paris and presents her fashion lines there each season. At the same time she opened up her first boutique in Paris. Following her breakthrough in Paris, Comme des Garcons clothing was often subject of exhibitions around the world. It specializes in anti-fashion, austere, sometimes deconstructed garments, sometimes lacking a sleeve or other component. Her garments are primarily in black, dark gray, and white, often worn with combat boots.

Kawabuko designs have inspired many new designers like e.g.the Belgian Martin Margiela and Ann Demeulemeester, as well as Austrian designer Helmut Lang. The newest offspring of Kawakubo's fashion think tank is former apprentice Junya Watanabe, who has recently attained much attention in the fashion business. Kawabuko said that she ‘design’ the company not just clothes. As the first owner of Comme des Garcons Ltd, she is said to keep responsibility for all artistic and business issues in her company. Economic Information on the Kawakubo empire is scarce. The most reliable source is the 1990 published book by Deyan Sudjic on Kawakubo.

By the late 80s Comme des Garcons operated more than 300 stores worldwide. A fourth of these stores were located outside of Japan. There, only a small part of the Kawakubo lines are available. Homme, Homme Deux, Tricot, and Robe de Chambre are lines which are predominately created for the Japanese market. Different range segments are shipped overseas, as well as different sizes. But also the prices vary around a third from these demanded in Japan. The unique design of Comme des Garcons stores puts Kawakubo's clothes emphatically into scene by avoiding all distracting elements. She ensures a similar appearence in all outlets by working together with Japanese architect Takao Kawasaki for years.

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