Rose in Comme in Tokyo


June 28, 2015

by Gracia Ventus

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Comme des Garçons 'Inifinity of Tailoring

Comme des Garçons 'Inifinity of Tailoring

It is no secret that Rei Kawakubo often recycles certain motifs over the years. This ribbon origami suit is a combination of several recurring themes - namely the cut of the suit (note the curved wide peak lapels), knots and ribbons, and cascading shawls with exaggerated ruffles over jackets.

Comme des Garçons

Comme des Garçons

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I used to laugh at Comme des Garçons. I thought it was an overhyped brand.

The me five years ago would look at these clothes, especially this ribbons suit and think, "Why the feck would anyone wear that, let alone be seen in public?" The me five years ago was also trying to look like Pat Benatar's understudy.

But our tastes change over time, which is why I have learnt never to say no to something. In the course of my blogging years I have made fun of Prada's creepers - the precursor of the creeper trend that has lasted for years and years, something I've become very fond of and currently sporting in these photos - alongside Comme's various misshapen clothes. I have come to the conclusion that no fashion item is inherently bad. It's just that we haven't found the best way to style it or re-interpret it, and in many cases we simply don't understand it. Just like how my parents did not understand why I wore black clothes almost everyday (This is what goths wear mom!).

Wearing outlandish Comme des Garçons out and about makes one vulnerable to the gaze of the public. But it takes courage to be vulnerable. I'm not implying that I'm the bravest soul on the planet. There are so many colourful characters in Tokyo who gave zero toss to what people think, unless they do so in order to find their tribe members. And that's what makes this city so wonderful. Everyone is given free reign to be weird and vulnerable, and rest assured there will be noone to give you a hard time for expressing your preference.

Comme des Garçons 'Inifinity of Tailoring

Comme des Garçons 'Inifinity of Tailoring

Wearing: Comme des Garçons suit; Y's shirt; Damir Dome creepers; Yves Saint Laurent bag


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5 thoughts on “Rose in Comme in Tokyo

  • Andrea

    by Andrea on June 28, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I so wish I had bought a jacket from that collection! If you come across one like yours in a M, please let me know. I will buy it! And you look amazing in those pics.

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    • Gracia Ventus

      by Gracia Ventus on July 23, 2015 at 9:18 am

      I will certainly let you know if I do, and thank you.

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  • Alicia Hannah Naomi

    by Alicia Hannah Naomi on June 29, 2015 at 8:21 am

    You look absolutely breathtaking. I’m envious of your ability to keenly source such highly coveted pieces. I totally understand your position regarding being vulnerable in outstanding items. I struggle with this myself, and perhaps is why I find myself constantly oscillating between dressing ‘up’ and dressing ‘down’. Really far down. Don’t recognize myself in the mirror because I’ve let it go so far down, down. Pummeling myself into the curb down. But seeing this is like a breath of fresh air. Thank you!

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    • Gracia Ventus

      by Gracia Ventus on July 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

      I’m guessing you’re probably busy all the time and whenever we get caught in the necessities of life, dressing up becomes a secondary issue and that’s more than okay. Hope you’ll find the window of opportunities to have fun with clothes once in a while.

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  • Hailey~FurnishMyWay

    by Hailey~FurnishMyWay on July 10, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Well said, I agree that fashion can be misunderstood at times. It truly is all about styling and accessorizing!

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