Originally one of the very few places to find a complete and comprehensive collection of COMME des GARÇONS, Dover Street Market as conceptualized and directed by Rei Kawakubo (also the lady behind COMME des GARÇONS) has quickly expanded and established itself as one of the quintessential and respected retailers in the industry, carrying some of the most coveted and rare accouterments in the world. In Kawakubo’s own words, “I want to create a kind of market where various creators from various fields gather together and encounter each other in an ongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos; the mixing up and coming together of different kindred souls who all share a strong personal vision”.
As its namesake suggests, Dover Street Market, was named after the street it settled on, Dover Street in London. However, this season, Dover Street Market is moving beyond a physical location and onto one of Japan’s largest online community, ZOZO. Like Undercover, Dover Street Market will be moving into ZOZOVILLA and bringing a series of labels such as Ganryu and of course, DSM Label to the online shop. This may not be the retailer’s first online venture as it has its own E-Shop, but the grand opening on ZOZOVILLA promises a new audience and fresh exclusive goods.
To delve a little more into the available brands, DSM Label will be offering its Spring/Summer 2010 collection, themed “The Mechanic’s Wardrobe”. Meanwhile, Ganryu is the eponymous label from designer Fumito Ganryu. He is the fourth designer of COMME des GARÇONS’ and his first collection with the label was in Spring/Summer 2007. For his personal vision, Ganryu attempts to find a new identity beyond gender in his creations. Some items one will be able find at the new online location in ZOZOVILLA are graphic tees, patchwork blazer with matching denim, and a pair of rustic high top sneaker reminiscent of Chuck Taylor All Star Hi-Top from DSM Label. As for Ganryu, dress shirts with interesting graphic details and denim tailored with an interesting silhouette (slightly more tailored at the legs with a drop crotch) will be available amongst other items.
The store is set to open on March 15, so do click on back to check out the store when it’s up and running.
Opening Date: March 15th (Monday)