rei kawakubo has been at the helm of comme des garcons since its birth in 1969 and the avant garde nature of the label has never taken a break. being arguably the originator of the antifashion movement, rei invaded the bourgeois paris runway and introduced a whole different set of dressing for women in the 80s. while the parisian designers were busy showing form-fitting sensuous dresses, rei decided to arm the women who did not seek to please with sculptural clothing that conceptually went against everything at that time.
the architecture-esque element still exists till this date, with more colors and even more outrageous silhouettes being shown on the human body. the perception of how a person can dress has been distorted over the years but yet the biannual showcase from the legendary japanese brand still manages to make the audience swoon.