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We may all want to while away the hours prancing from one sample sale to the next, or loading our virtual shopping carts with an entire season’s worth of new duds. Of course, real life (and even realer bank accounts) get in the way. The Goods, our new curated daily feature, delivers one standout steal hand-selected for your quick and easy shopping pleasure. Today’s find: Comme des Garçons Play Converse sneakers that put us in a very difficult position.
We may all want to while away the hours prancing from one sample sale to the next, or loading our virtual shopping carts with an entire season’s worth of new duds. Of course, real life (and even realer bank accounts) get in the way. The Goods, our new curated daily feature, delivers one stand-out steal hand-selected for your quick and easy shopping pleasure. Today’s find: a Comme des Garçons wallet that won’t use up all your therapy funds.
Ah, Rei, don’t ever change. The ever-elusive Comme des Garçons designer gave a rare interview for Style.com/Print‘s “Rule Breakers” issue (despite, of course, being wholly disinterested in “rules” as a concept) and in it she sheds a little light on what she thinks the future will hold for the fashion industry.
We’ve always dreamed of owning a classic Carré scarf from Hermès, and news that the brand is collaborating with Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo only makes us more determined.
Can you guess who it is?
In the wake of a weight gain controversy, most celebrities respond with either vitriol or a giant shrug heaved in the direction of the press. But of course, Lady Gaga isn’t most celebrities.
Rei Kawakubo, that riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a three-armed jacket, inspires no small degree of reverence from fashion folk. The Comme des Garçons designer has been referred to as fashion’s “nun,” a “sphinx,” a “designer’s designer” and one of the most elusive figures in the game, but this week the proverbial veil was lifted in a rare interview with Cathy Horyn of the New York Times.
We were stunned to see that one of Taylor Tomasi Hill‘s dresses from her Lane Crawford collection was nearly identical to a Marc by Marc Jacobs number from spring 2008. Alas, this isn’t the only dud TTH ripped off for her collection.
We’re big fans of Cambridge Satchel Company’s neon totes, but ever since the fashion week lovefest surrounding the bags, we can’t help feeling like the neon is a little, well, done. Thankfully, in what might be the coolest collaboration ever, they’ve teamed up with Rei Kawakubo‘s Comme des Garcons on a capsule collection of metallic bags.
Last week we reported on Rei Kawakubo‘s eye-opening interview with WWD. She told the publication that she wasn’t into young designers and that the company could be sold. Or did she? In an interview with Hypebeast, Comme des Garcons president Adrian Joffe (who also happens to be Mr. Rei Kawakubo) claims WWD totally got their facts wrong. And he’s not afraid to call them out on it.