The Upper Crust: Comme des Garçons Men’s Spring 2016

A twist on aristocracy seemed to be the concept at Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, which took place in a dilapidated-yet-friendly building down the street from Paris’s famous Palais Garnier. The models were coiffed in bright yellow sculpted wigs as they strutted in Rei Kawakubo’s signature deconstructed threads. From the beginning it was clear that her spring 2016 collection was going to be sewn with the same mash-up rebelliousness of past collections: vests were pulled apart at the waist, tartan plaids were mixed with chunky stripes, and tailcoats were paired with Bermuda shorts. And then the show ended — no finale, no pretense, no wave from the designer. Just plenty of applause.



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