Comme des Garcons Autumn Winter 2011

When I was in Dover Street Market a few weeks ago, I was eyeing a pair of Comme des Garcons shoes. They were flat shoes, with a giant knot in the place of laces. They appeared to be the perfect winter to spring transition shoe for a pregnant woman trying to avoid heels. But then I looked at the tags. Sure, £350 is a lot for a pair of shoes, but I don’t expect things to come cheaper than that at Dover Street Market. But then I realised that they were not made of leather. Pleather shoes for £350 is a total rip off (take note, Stella McCartney) and a surprising choice of material for a shoe that would be best worn without socks.

But I think that shoe sums up what Comme des Garcons is about. It just doesn’t make sense. Sure, there are elements of luxury, like the fabrics (sometimes) and the price, but there are also elements, like the designs, that make you wonder why on earth you should be paying designer clothing prices for something that looks like a mess? Or is blatantly not worth the price? I guess that explains why Comme des Garcons makes most of their money off their wallets and perfume rather than their clothing.

I love…

Comme des Garcons, Rei Kawakubo, Japanese designers, autumn winter 2011, fur, Paris fashion week, womenswear

interesting tailoring.

Comme des Garcons, Rei Kawakubo, Japanese designers, autumn winter 2011, fur, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a dress made of scarves, or so it looks that way.

Comme des Garcons, Rei Kawakubo, Japanese designers, autumn winter 2011, fur, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a half dress half coat.

I loathe…

Comme des Garcons, Rei Kawakubo, Japanese designers, autumn winter 2011, fur, Paris fashion week, womenswear

ridiculous, ugly clothing.

Comme des Garcons, Rei Kawakubo, Japanese designers, autumn winter 2011, fur, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a half jacket, half mess.

Comme des Garcons, Rei Kawakubo, Japanese designers, autumn winter 2011, fur, Paris fashion week, womenswear

covering everything EXCEPT the most important part of the top half of the body: the nipple.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Erin

    CdG, I love you but you so crazy. That half jacket in the ‘half jacket, half mess’ would be so nice as a whole jacket.

  • humancobras

    you are a mess if you don’t see the artistic side of her work. I do pay for her work regardless of material used. It’s not always about luxurious fabrics moron. It’s also about the way some of her items are made. Not so easy to do as others might think. She is the single most important designer. Take a lesson. Boring is always out of fashion.

  • humancobras

    she’s brilliant!!!! No one but NO ONE compares to her wonderful work!!!!

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    The plastic shoes were also poorly constructed. If you buy things just for the brand, then I think you might be the one who is a “moron.”