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COMME DES GARÇONS AW15 PARIS FASHION WEEK RUNWAY REPORT

For AW15, Rei Kawakubo offered up a modern twist on typical Japanese layering and silhouettes, presenting a collection that saw the designer continue to challenge the boundaries imposed by ideas about gender and masculinity.

The Comme Des Garcons AW15 show opened with a series of asymmetrical tailored jackets, which were paired with knee-length baggy shorts. Footless tights covered in a multicoloured swirl print were worn underneath; later this skin-tight fabric would reappear for full looks that would cling to the male body; jackets would stretch across the torso to be awkwardly fastened

Kawakubo reworked traditional designs, offering up a series of contorted jackets; front fastenings were instead done up at the side. As the collection continued to unfold, looks often came in panels of dark grey pinstripe or shades of grey, blue, black and white.

Shiny black leather jackets and shorts were paired with shirts in black and white chetah or zebra print and injected a grungy feel. These prints were teamed with garments in bright white, and were also later seen in the form of detachable sleeves fastened by leather belts, as well as a hood and a mask.Throughout the collection, looks were accessorised with oversized hats in different styles which often covered the wearer’s eyes, leaving half of their faces in shadow.

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