Swathes of lace and satin textiles have been tied into stuffed bundles and bows to produce Japanese vogue property Comme des Garçons’ Autumn Winter 2015 assortment shown at Paris Fashion Week.
Designer Rei Kawakubo’s most recent Comme des Garçons assortment, which she described as a “ceremony of separation”, was presented during Sunday’s dramatic catwalk demonstrate in the Mineralogy Gallery at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle.
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The fabrics and shapes used for the mostly black-and-white collection all have associations with death.
Lace was commonly integrated into Victorian mourning dress, even though satin is often employed as coffin lining.
For the collection’s first search, white sheets that could have been deathbed covers had been bundled up as if prepared to be washed, and formed into a dress.
The 2nd model was similarly wrapped in sheets that have been shaped to increase towards the base of a dress, which also featured bows tied up the front.
A comparable design was shown later on in thick layers of cream lace.
The bow, occasionally found in funeral floral arrangements, grew to become a repeated motif throughout the collection.
Little ties had been utilized to pick out the edges of a white garment with limited sleeves connected to the torso spot.
The exact same bows also covered a pale skirt and continued in a line up to the shoulder of a matching top.
One more model was wrapped in lengths of material that resembled bandages as if she had been partially mummified.
The stuffed bundles from the beginning of the demonstrate have been recreated in black lace, and a lot more dark-coloured outfits were formed from tangles of stuffed sausage-like kinds.
Sections have been reduce out from garments, making missing pieces from the outfits, and one particular circular dress with a black outline and white centre could be interpreted as a giant hole.
The form of a big conical veil was repeated as a layered leading and a skirt to kind a tiered black ensemble.
Where visible, the models’ hair was also utilized as veils, gelled forward and separated out so the strands formed net-like covers in excess of their faces.
The demonstrate culminated in a voluminous, black shin-length piece that was patterned and bunched across its surface and topped with a last bow.
To fit down the narrow catwalk in this kind of massive attire, models stopped and turned to encounter each other momentarily as they passed.
Junya Watanabe, whose label sits inside the Comme des Garçons brand, showed origami-influenced garments and headdresses in Paris on the same day as Kawakubo’s show.