COMME des GARÇONS – Fall/Winter 2014 Menswear Collection | Runway Show

By - January 20th, 2014

COMME des GARÇONS   Fall/Winter 2014 Menswear Collection | Runway Show

Rei Kawakubo has always shown an inclination to upend convention, and her Paris runway show for COMME des GARCONS‘ Fall/Winter 2014 menswear collection continued her maverick sensibility. The traditionally styled suits featured holes where the pockets should be, or fitted with seemingly non-functional zippers to accentuate the jacket’s lines, while the frilly shirts underneath evoked fanciful 19th century affectations. Pants were loose and flowing or sharply tailored, or done away altogether in favor of baggy shorts — a sharp rebuke to the tailored jackets worn up top. The models’ hair — sculpted into glossy protuberances obscuring the face — resembled a gasmask, though stylist Julien d’Ys explained the creations symbolized the trunk of the Hindu elephant deity Ganesh, the god of wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune.

COMME des GARÇONS   Fall/Winter 2014 Menswear Collection | Runway Show

COMME des GARÇONS   Fall/Winter 2014 Menswear Collection | Runway Show

COMME des GARÇONS   Fall/Winter 2014 Menswear Collection | Runway Show

COMME des GARÇONS   Fall/Winter 2014 Menswear Collection | Runway Show

COMME des GARÇONS   Fall/Winter 2014 Menswear Collection | Runway Show