The Eight Comme Des Garçons Pieces To Start Your Own Archive
With Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Met Gala 2017 filling this week’s headlines, Instagram feeds and cultural commentaries, all eyes are on the brand. So, whether you’re a die-hard Rei Kawakubo fan (of which there are many of you) or this increased publicity for the brand and its founder has sparked your imagination, Miss Vogue compiles the best pieces to either start or add to your Comme archive now.
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When it comes to an IRL shopping Comme des Garçons experience there’s only one destination that truly fits the bill: Dover Street Market. Founded by Rei and her husband Adrian Joffe, the London and original (although it has recently moved off Dover Street to Haymarket) outpost still reigns supreme. The gallery-meets-department-store concept pioneered the way that we think about luxury shopping and while a lot of what they do stock sits at the very top tier of the price bracket, we’re about to let you in on a secret sale that is not to be missed.
Every few years, Dover Street Market hosts it’s Market Market sale. Described as the most “fantastic, incredible, insane and unbelievable shopping festival”, The Store Studios (home of London Fashion Week) will play host from May 11-14 and see a curated edit of pieces from the Dover Street Market and Commes des Garçons archives discounted at up to 80 per cent off. Of course, this is no ordinary sample sale: an installation from artist Graham Hudson will sit centre stage.
From The Archives: Comme Des Garçons In Vogue
Even if you’re not ready to invest just yet, head down to the event to soak up the sartorial splendour as Commes’ most loyal followers go head-to-head for the best of the past: