Rei Kawakubo Comme des Gar ons

Rei Kawakubo Comme des Gar  ons

Widely recognized as among the most important and influential designers of the past forty years, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons has defined and transformed the visual language of our time. Since her Paris debut in 1981, she has blurred the divide between art and fashion and transformed customary notions of the body, beauty and identity. This lavishly illustrated publication weaves an illuminating narrative around Kawakubo's revolutionary experiments in interstitiality—the space between boundaries. Brilliant new photographs of more than 120 examples of Kawakubo's womenswear for Comme des Garçons, accompanied by Kawakubo's commentary on her designs and creative process, reveal her conceptual and challenging aesthetic as never before. A chronology of Kawakubo's career provides additional context, and an insightful conversation with the author offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind of this fashion visionary.

Rei Kawakubo and Comme Des Gar ons

Catalogues - Mode et Photo, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 1986 - Comme des Garcons Chikuma Shobo, Tokyo 1 986 - Three Women: Madeleine Vionnet, Claire McCardell, and Rei Kawakubo, Fashion lnstitute of Technology, New York 1987 Selected ...

Rei Kawakubo and Comme Des Gar  ons


Fifty Years of Fashion

IOI Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons " slashed " robe in black sweatshirt knit , 1983-4 . The Museum at FI.T. , New York , Gift of Charles Rosenberg , 92.13.3 . Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons " Slash and tie " oversize top and ...

Fifty Years of Fashion

Describes top trends and designers of the past fifty years, including their social and cultural contexts

Style Deficit Disorder

... art director , and corporate president , Rei Kawakubo . awakubo is very much a product of her time — a generation that was born during the postwar recovery — and came of age in 1 the 1960s and 1970s amidst the influx of pervasive ...

Style Deficit Disorder

Nearly two hundred full-color and black-and-white photographs, essays by seminal Japanese fashion editors, and commentary showcase a provocative look at the Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo, an area that has become an international style mecca featuring an array of cutting-edge designers and their influential work. 15,000 first printing.

New York Magazine

collaboration. —. with. designer. Rei. Kawakubo ... PUBLICITY GENERATED FOR • • Merce Cunningham's season at BAM cen- •B 01 tered on Scenario, for which the fashion I^KMI designer Rei Kawakubo created the costumes and devised the set.

New York Magazine

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Icons

Rei Kawakubo Speaks.” Women's Wear Daily website. December 20, 2013. https://wwd.com/fashion-news/ fashion-features/rei-kawakubospeaks-7322544/ Frankel, Susannah. “A Rare Conversation with Rei Kawakubo.” AnOther magazine website.

Icons

Icons features colorful portraits of 50 of the most admired women in the fields of music, politics, human rights, and film. This diverse and inclusive collection features the world's most inspiring women, including Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Yayoi Kusama and so many more. From singers to writers, activists to artists, politicians to filmmakers, Icons is a celebration of the strength of women. Illustrated by Monica Ahanonu, each portrait is accompanied by a short biography about what makes each woman a force to be reckoned with. • Share it with other women in your life: mom-to-daughter, daughter-to-mom, friend-to-friend • Read about the lives and accomplishments of each woman, or simply enjoy the enigmatic portraits. Ahanonu's illustrated portraits are both easily recognizable and also an artistic take on each featured woman's likeness and identity. • A smart and empowering collection of female role models • Perfect for those who loved In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney and Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee

The Culture of Fashion

... and through the shoots of glossy lifestyle magazines is reinforced and further communicated by the deliberate construction of designer personalities and trend - setters . Deyan Sudjic's monograph on the cult designer Rei Kawakubo of ...

The Culture of Fashion

This illustrated survey of 600 years of fashion investigates its cultural and social meaning from medieval Europe to twentieth-century America. Breward's work provides the reader with a clear guide to the changes in style and taste and shows that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining a sense of identity and society, especially when concerned with sexual and body politics.

The Great Fashion Designers

Of the Japanese designers who made a worldwide impact in the 1970s and 1980s, Rei Kawakubo has perhaps strayed furthest from the pure, strict vision of the first collections she brought to Paris in 1981. It is possible that nothing so ...

The Great Fashion Designers

From Charles Frederick Worth to Nicolas Ghesquière, designers have propelled fashion from an elite craft into a cornerstone of contemporary popular culture. This brilliantly written analysis of the achievements of the 50 greatest names in international fashion explores their lives, both personal and professional, drawing on the latest academic research and on the best of fashion journalism, including the authors' own interviews with designers spanning a 30-year period.The designers' working methods and career highlights are outlined in detailed and wittily written entries that capture the spirit of their times. From Poiret and Patou to Gernreich and Galliano, the sometimes provocative selection of 50 names poses stimulating questions about the definition of a fashion designer in the modern era. A ground-breaking book, this is a definitive introduction to fashion designers that is essential reading for both students and general readers alike.

Gaps and the Creation of Ideas

Exodus 25 : 21-22 ( Jewish Publication Society of America 1917 Version ) Rei Kawakubo , Comme des Garçons , Runway Ribbon Dress , ca. 2008. Screenshot by author . OUR UNDERSTANDING IS IN BETWEEN , IN THE SYNAPSE , IN THE GAP .

Gaps and the Creation of Ideas

Gaps and the Creation of Ideas: An Artist’s Book is a portrait of the space between things, whether they be neurons, quotations, comic-book frames, or fragments in a collage. This twenty-year project is an artist’s book that juxtaposes quotations and images from hundreds of artists and writers with the author’s own thoughts. Using Adobe InDesign® for composition and layout, the author has structured the book to show analogies among disparate texts and images. There have always been gaps, but a focus on the space between things is virtually synonymous with modernity. Often characterized as a break, modernity is a story of gaps. Around 1900, many independent strands of gap thought and experience interacted and interwove more intricately. Atoms, textiles, theories, women, Jews, collage, poetry, patchwork, and music figure prominently in these strands. The gap is a ubiquitous phenomenon that crosses the boundaries of neuroscience, rabbinic thinking, modern literary criticism, art, popular culture, and the structure of matter. This book explores many subjects, but it is ultimately a work of art.

Fashion

Kawakubo tried to free the clothes from their enslavement to the body , and discovered this new shape . + Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons Dress Label : COMME des GARÇONS Spring / Summer 1997 White stretch nylon - urethane fabric with ...

Fashion

Illustrates a wide range of historical garments, underwear, shoes and fashion accessories dating from the eighteenth century to the present day.

The Berg Companion to Fashion

ReFusing Fashion: Rei Kawakubo. Detroit: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008. Mendes, Valerie. Black in Fashion. London: V&A Publications, 1999. Menkes, Suzy. “Abstract Artistry from Kawakubo.” International Herald Tribune, October 10, ...

The Berg Companion to Fashion

- An essential reference for students, curators and scholars of fashion, cultural studies, and the expanding range of disciplines that see fashion as imbued with meaning far beyond the material. - Over 300 in-depth entries covering designers, articles of clothing, key concepts and styles. - Edited and introduced by Valerie Steele, a scholar who has revolutionized the study of fashion, and who has been described by The Washington Post as one of "fashion's brainiest women." Derided by some as frivolous, even dangerous, and celebrated by others as art, fashion is anything but a neutral topic. Behind the hype and the glamour is an industry that affects all cultures of the world. A potent force in the global economy, fashion is also highly influential in everyday lives, even amongst those who may feel impervious. This handy volume is a one-stop reference for anyone interested in fashion - its meaning, history and theory. From Avedon to Codpiece, Dandyism to the G-String, Japanese Fashion to Subcultures, Trickle down to Zoot Suit, The Berg Companion to Fashion provides a comprehensive overview of this most fascinating of topics and will serve as the benchmark guide to the subject for many years to come.

Fashion Media Promotion

work and international style of later Japanese designers Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto, whose creativity left 'indelible impressions' and indicated that: Asia could be a wellspring of inspiration, not just a base for ...

Fashion  Media  Promotion

In Fashion, Media, Promotion: the new black magic Fashion is linked to its communication networks - involving the reader in the process of selling Fashion in the global marketplace. Fashion's ingenuity in adapting to new means of promotion for digital and print media, websites, advertising, cinema, music and television, is celebrated. Hollywood's role in shaping Fashion's influence is assessed through Audrey Hepburn's persuasive iconography and the impact of the most watched movie of the 20th century: Gone with the Wind. Exceptional designers Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Rei Kawakubo, Mary Quant, Elsa Schiaparelli, Vivienne Westwood are considered, together with extraordinary innovators Paul Smith, Vidal Sassoon, Lynne Franks. Roland Barthes' Fashion System and Mythologies are viewed as cultural and promotional texts, with revealing insights into the technologies which bring Fashion to mass audiences. Marketing and branding successes are reviewed and Fashion's continuing narrative is illustrated with luminous colour images.

The Design Museum Fashion Evolution

Arriving in Paris in 1981, the ridicule and rejection that greeted Rei Kawakubo (1942–) was in inverse proportion to the respect she is afforded today. Her 1982 show, whose aesthetic flew in the face of European sensibilities, ...

The Design Museum     Fashion Evolution

From the Chanel suit to the Wonderbra, via Jackie Kennedy, Ziggy Stardust and Alexander McQueen, respected fashion journalist and editor Paula Reed explores each of the styles and visionaries that have defined the way we dress. Spanning fifty years - from the 1950s to the 1990s - and accompanied by striking photographs throughout, Fashion Evolution is the definitive story of the style moments that changed the world.

The Minor Gesture

11 Rei Kawakubo and Hilary GeorgeParkin, “Rei Kawakubo Doesn't Sketch, Use a Desk, or Like Being 'Understood,'” Styleite.com, June 3, 2002, http://www.styleite.com/news/reikawakubonyt/. 12 See Keane and Glazebrook 2013.

The Minor Gesture

In this wide-ranging and probing book Erin Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture. The minor gesture, although it may pass almost unperceived, transforms the field of relations. More than a chance variation, less than a volition, it requires rethinking common assumptions about human agency and political action. To embrace the minor gesture's power to fashion relations, its capacity to open new modes of experience and manners of expression, is to challenge the ways in which the neurotypical image of the human devalues alternative ways of being moved by and moving through the world—in particular what Manning terms "autistic perception." Drawing on Deleuze and Guattari's schizoanalysis and Whitehead's speculative pragmatism, Manning's far-reaching analyses range from fashion to depression to the writings of autistics, in each case affirming the neurodiversity of the minor and the alternative politics it gestures toward.

Art Fashion

of Merce Cunningham and the garments of Rei Kawakubo tend to induce violent reactions of either feral devotion or perplexed revulsion. Understandably, their 1997 collaboration, which premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, ...

Art   Fashion

A volume of magnificent proportions, Art + Fashion is as exciting and elegant as the creative partnerships it celebrates. Spanning numerous eras, men and women's fashion, and a wide range of art mediums, these 25 collaborative projects reveal the astonishing work that results when luminaries from the art world (such as Pollock, Haring, and Hirst) come together with icons of the fashion world (including Saint Laurent, Westwood, McQueen). From 20th-century legends such as Elsa Schiaparelli and her famous lobster dress painted by Salvador Dalí to 21st-century trailblazers such as Cindy Sherman and her self-portraits in vintage Chanel, these electric and provocative pairings—represented in lavish visuals and thoughtful essays reflecting on the history of each project—brim with the energy and possibility of powerful forces uniting.

Dress and Ideology

From the wide style spectrum seen on Tokyo's streets, I will focus on two specific styles in this chapter: firstly, the avant-garde style of Rei Kawakubo, which developed in Aoyama neighborhood, and secondly, the cute and obsequious ...

Dress and Ideology

Dress and fashion are powerful visual means of communicating ideology, whether political, social or religious. From the communist values of equality, simplicity and solidarity exemplified in the Mao suit to the myriad of fashion protests of feminists such as French revolutionary women's demand to wear trousers, dress can symbolize ideological orthodoxy as well as revolt. With contributions from a wide range of international scholars, this book presents the first scholarly analysis of dress and ideology through accessible case studies. Chapters are organized thematically and explore dress in relation to topics including nation, identity, religion, politics and utopias, across an impressive chronological reach from antiquity to the present day. Dress & Ideology will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, history, sociology, cultural studies, politics and gender studies.

Fashion and Contemporaneity

7 Betsy Carpenter, 'Dance Works iii: Merce Cunningham / Rei Kawakubo', Walkerart.org (blog), October 4, 2012, viewed on 15 May 2014, http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/ dance-works-iii-merce-cunningham-rei-kawakubo.

Fashion and Contemporaneity

This book represents the voices of scholars, fashion designers, bloggers and artists, which speak to the pervasive nature of fashion in matters of politics, history, economics, sociology, religion, art and identity in the twenty-first century.

Art Fashion Abridged Reading Edition

of Merce Cunningham and the garments of Rei Kawakubo tend to induce violent reactions of either feral devotion or perplexed revulsion. Understandably, their 1997 collaboration, which premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, ...

Art   Fashion  Abridged Reading Edition

Art + Fashion is as exciting and elegant as the creative partnerships it celebrates. In this abridged reading edition, readers will enjoy the book's sparkling and informative text in its entirety, plus a single stunning representative photo of each of the 25 collaborative projects profiled. Spanning numerous eras, men and women's fashion, and a wide range of art mediums, these collaborations reveal the astonishing work that results when luminaries from the art world (such as Pollock, Haring, and Hirst) come together with icons of the fashion world (including Saint Laurent, Westwood, McQueen). From 20th-century legends such as Elsa Schiaperelli and her famous lobster dress painted by Salvador Dalí to 21st-century trailblazers such as Cindy Sherman and her self-portraits in vintage Chanel, these electric and provocative pairings brim with the energy and possibility of powerful forces uniting.

30 Second Fashion

KAWAKUBO. Rei. Kawakubo. received. no. formal. training in fashion design. Nevertheless, her sense of how women's clothes, especially, should appear and feel, developed during her work as a stylist in the late 1960s.

30 Second Fashion

The 50 key modes, garments, and designers, each explained in half a minute! Even if you’re not a regular follower of Suzy Bubble, Le Happy, or The Sartorialist, you probably have some feeling for fashion. Most people have a vague idea of what’s in, what’s out, and what they might consider putting on their own backs. Less familiar to most, however, is the way fashion works as a global business – a multi-billion-pound industry, employing over 27 million people – just who decides what’s cutting edge and what’s long past its sell-by date. 30-Second Fashion offers an engrossing crash course to how the style world works today, alongside an engaging look at the founding fathers (and mothers) of fashion who set it up that way.

The End of Fashion

Kawakubo continues to dress the generations, with new converts in each successive decade, promoting a design philosophy that supported a vision of the subject as essentially androgynous. In 2017, Rei Kewakubo became the second living ...

The End of Fashion

Attitudes to fashion have changed radically in the twenty-first century. Dress is increasingly approached as a means of self-expression, rather than as a signifier of status or profession, and designers are increasingly treated as 'artists', as fashion moves towards art and enters the gallery, museum, and retail space. This book is the first to fully explore the causes and implications of this shift, examining the impact of technological innovation, globalization, and the growth of the internet. The End of Fashion focuses on the ways in which our understanding of fashion and the fashion system have transformed as mass mediation and digitization continue to broaden the way that contemporary fashion is perceived and consumed. Exploring everything from the rise of online shopping to the emergence of bloggers as power elites who have revolutionized the terrain of traditional fashion reportage, this volume anatomizes a world in which runway shows now compete with live-streaming, digital fashion films, Instagram, and Pinterest. Bringing together original, cutting-edge contributions from leading international scholars, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion and cultural studies, as well as anyone interested in exploring the dramatic shifts that have shaken the fashion world this century – and what they might say about larger changes within an increasingly global and digital society.