Comme des Garçons RTW Fall 2022
For her latest offering, Rei Kawakubo revisited her dark, edgy roots with a collection of chunky, structured shapes in various black and gray textures. She titled the collection ‘Black Rose’, writing on her show notes that in her mind, ‘the dark beauty of the black rose symbolizes courage, resistance and freedom’. Kawakubo opened the show with a series of mid-calf coats that were pinched at the waist and sometimes flared out at the hips. Large cutouts gave the appearance of separate garments layered in horizontal stripes over dresses with subtle floral prints. In the almost entirely monotone collection of black, white and gray, the designer also showed a long, puffy dress created from layered ruffles of brightly colored tulle, which peeked out from the neckline and below the hem of a jacket. black with intricate texture. Other looks used different iterations of zebra prints: large and small versions came together in a coat dress that puffed out the hips in round cylinders of fabric, or were combined in a bulbous dress with a high neckline and hips. bulging. Kawakubo made extensive use of black lace, floral embroidery, and quilted black fabric that had a plastic sheen to it. A star
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