Sunday, March 8, 2009
Every time PFW rolls around, I get antsy for the CDG gang to show off their stuff. Rei, Junya and Tao rarely disappoint me (especially Mr. Watanabe).
The Comme Des Garcons line always inspires me. Although I don't find it nearly as poetic as her bride collection, but beautiful nontheless.
Junya Watanabe is hands down one of my favorite designers. His ability to balance avant garde with utility, romanticism with edge, and extravagence with minimalism never fails to astound me. I swear it took all of my might to not clean out his store while I was in Tokyo about 3 years ago (this was when he did the collection with the trench coats and crazy spiked wigs). Luckily nothing I could afford fit. I'd give my left arm to pick his brain and watch him work for just one day.
Tao Kurihara is also amazing. I'm not the biggest fan of how her collections are styled but her individual pieces are usually strong. I'd wear any of the dresses below with some silver doc martens. I'm also a big fan of the skirts on the right, and the top in the middle.