Rei Kawakubo AW 1983 http://www.kci.or.jp/archives/digital_archives/detail_205_e.html An example of the way that textiles can be used not as decoration but as a way to express a conceptual idea.
Rei Kawakubo. (川久保 玲, Kawakubo Rei, born 11 October 1942 in Tokyo) is a Japanese fashion designer, founder of Comme des Garçons.
"I find beauty in the unfinished and the random . . . I want to see things differently to search for beauty. I want to find something nobody has ever found . . . it is meaningless to create something predictable"- Rei Kawakubo
Rei Kawakubo (founder of Comme des Garçons)
Comme des Garçons by Rei kawakubo http://www.wallpaper.com/designawards/2013/results#
the back paneling reminds me of flower petals. rei kawakubo - comme des garcons a/w 2012
rei kawakubo and yohji yamamoto for『PAPER』magazine, september 2008
Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons, Spring / Summer 2007
whatever you think rei kawakubo is, that's what she's not | i-D Magazine
If your idea of fashion is represented in any store in the mall, you do not understand fashion. Rei is one of the most challenging and brilliant designers of our time.