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The History and Art of COMME des GARCONS in TASCHEN’s Rei Kawakubo Archive

Another new TASCHEN addition, this fashion hardcover examines the history and art behind Rei Kawakubo‘s brand. Japanese fashion house COMME des GARCONS has a special vision when it comes to design that extends beyond clothing to furniture, architecture and graphic design. Always defying convention, the fashion house continues to push the boundaries of design tradition, marrying fashion with art in new and unexpected ways while challenging Western ideals of body shape and garment construction. i-D examines Kawakubo’s complex conceptual world in this piece, digging through its archives and revisiting interviews with Jamie Huckbody, Josh Sims and Terry Jones. Also packed into the 120-page book are biographical and personal information, as well as images from photographers including Paolo Roversi, David Bailey and Emma Summerton. Now on sale at Amazon.

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