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Like a wedding in camelot, Comme Des Garcons goes beyond fashion into an idyllic spring/summer exhibition collection designed by Rei Kawakubo.

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Echoing the installations of a Duchamp masterpiece in the vain of daring oriental institution, the pieces extend into a sphere of shapes and structures creating a “poetic expression” beyond the eye.

The breath of Japanese minimalism seeps out as Kawakubo weaves his monochromatic materials through robust architecture, requiring an in person rendezvous as viewers are unable to capture the depth of decor from behind a screen. “Being both didactic and theoretical” has been the framework in building upon the drama of this unique collection. While each piece houses a story within itself, a close  cannot overlook the complex layers of each individual creation reflecting single worlds as the dreamscape of this unborn universe in which the work seems to exists. Oversized props and intricate weaves from a library of fabrics and materials, reveal the dedication to artwork as the fashion designer steps outside of our wardrobe to reorient the fashion world.

Housed in futuristic confines, the collection is on view at Les Docks through October 7.

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Written by Angela Gleason

Angela Gleason, graduated in Advertising from San Francisco's Academy of Art University, she rocks the international world on creative fronts as a dedicated slash girl: visual designer / soundsavant / writer / glam lush, for the story beyond the surface. Angela looks after the Catwalk Yourself blog.

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