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DESTRUCTURED CLOTHES, ON THE BORDER WITH THE ABSURD – Rei Kawakubo, the great Lady of the Japanese avant-garde

Doing things never done, but with a strong image In 2017, the Metropolitan Museum of New York dedicated an exhibition to her, collecting her most iconic items. Three-dimensional and exaggerated dresses, unconventionally also made with overlapping materials. She had studied art and literature, had become an advertising and finally a stylist. Born in Tokyo on an October day in 1942, …

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ONE THING, TO BE BEAUTIFUL, MUST NOT BE BEAUTIFUL – Rei Kawakubo: I do not feel happy when a collection is understood too well.

When fashion is a way of expressing what you feel towards life. Small boutiques continue to be found through to Aoyama and Daikanyama, where the atmosphere is more subdued compared to Shibuya, around Shibuya Station. Arriving, you too can find another the large shopping district, birthplace of many of Japan’s youth fashion trends, home of some well known trend …

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