Comme des Garçons Menswear Lines

Rei Kawakubo is one of the most influential designers of her generation. Never one to court the limelight, she allows her clothes to do the talking. Her designs question our conception of gender and beauty, and tread the fine line between fashion and art. Kawakubo founded Comme des Garçons in 1969. Following her debut show in Tokyo 1975, she opened the first Comme des Garçons shop in Tokyo’s famous Aoyama fashion district. When she made her Paris debut in 1981, Kawakubo was accompanied by her then boyfriend Yohji Yamamoto, also there to present his first Paris collection. Their designs were the antithesis of the fashion of the day: monochromatic palates, … Read moreComme des Garçons Menswear Lines

Issey Miyake Menswear Lines

Issey Miyake has been at the cutting edge of clothing design – or, making things, as he prefers to call it – for over 50 years. Miyake’s innovative designs are always future-looking, but beneath lies a foundation of traditional techniques (both Eastern and Western), along with a deep respect for the materials at use. Having studied haute couture in Paris in the 1960s, under the likes of Guy Laroche and Givenchy, Miyake returned to Japan in 1970 and founded Miyake Design Studio Inc. He presented his first collection in New York 1971, going on to debut his women’s main line (ISSEY MIYAKE) in Paris in 1973. He proceeded to launch … Read moreIssey Miyake Menswear Lines

Yohji Yamamoto Menswear Lines

Yohji Yamamoto is the fashion world’s Batman… Both are renowned for their billowing blacks, they share a disregard for the well-trodden path, instead choosing to define their own way, and of course, they both personify effortless cool. It’s no wonder then that over the years, just like his comic book counterpart, Yohji Yamamoto has attracted his own band of dedicated fans across the globe. In 1972 Yohji’s started Y’s, his first women’s ready to wear line. Many of the original Y’s pieces were fairly androgynous in design and you would be forgiven for mistaking some for menswear. This can make the business of buying vintage Yohji a little confusing at … Read moreYohji Yamamoto Menswear Lines