Rei Kawakubo & Adrian Joffe
Founder and President of COMME des GARCONS and Dover Street Market
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Profile
Discipline
Fashion , Retail , Footwear
Nationality
Japanese and South African
Honors

Achievement

Returning to the HB100 list for the sixth consecutive year are Rei Kawakubo and Adrian Joffe, the revered husband-and-wife tandem behind COMMES de GARÇONS and global retail powerhouse Dover Street Market. 2019 sees a long list of sought-after partnerships from the Japanese brand, such as Gucci for a second collaborative tote bag, Maxfield LA for the retailer’s 50th anniversary, Futura, Vans, Disney and G-SHOCK for a “Black Market” pop-up, Baccarat for an exquisite Harcourt wine glass, Honey Dijon for the launch of her brand Honey F—— Dijon, Jordan Brand for an FW19 collection and Nike for an extensive catalog that includes silhouettes like the Nike Air Footscape, the Nike Shox TL, the Nike Outburst, the Nike SB Dunk Low and the Air Jordan 1. To top it off, New York’s Noguchi Museum selected Kawakubo to receive this year’s Isamu Noguchi award to honor her “spirit of innovation, global consciousness, and commitment to East/West cultural exchange.”

 
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