This year, a handful of CSM BA Fashion students decided to change that. Kemal Klempic, Alex Wolfe, Jegor Pister, Sheryn Akiki and Lula Velasco wanted to say goodbye to their time at CSM with the biggest and most extravagant hangover-inducing fashion ball the world has ever seen, all while honouring Comme des Garçons. We thought this was the best idea since avocado on toast, so when the students asked us for help, we were on board faster than you can say Rei Kawakubo. As it’s a collaborative event, all CSM students are welcome to help organise the most ridiculously epic party the school has ever known. We’ll see the rest of you on Thursday 29/06 and remember, NO REI NO PARTY (we’re looking at you MET celebs!), make sure your outfit is CDG-worthy.
The Japanese label has been pushing the boundaries of innovation in the fashion world since its debut catwalk show in Paris 1981. Distorted silhouettes, voluminous ruffles and sculptural structures, Comme des Garçons is a complex harmony of chaos and sophistication. Now with 44 ground-breaking years under their belt, the iconic name is more than just a designer clothing brand. Rei Kawakubo has altered the meaning of fashion, creating a platform for inspiration and pathing the way for unconventional designs.
What’s your favourite CDG look? To help you get ready for the party, our friends Gui Rosa and Harry Henley-Freegard pieced together their personal selection of the boldest and architecturally creative Comme looks, and topped it off with some CDG-poetry.