PARIS MEN’S FASHION WEEK: COMME des GARÇONS SS 2013.
Do fashion designers have a get-together and a brainstorm session before each fashion week or what? In a span of a week, at least three brands have cottoned on to the camouflage print: Valentino, Dries Van Noten and now Comme des Garcons. At the latter, the narrative of the collection – the long topcoat – started with the camouflage series, with the camou print in shirts and pants worn under frock coats. To the pulsating strain of Black Sabbath, Rei Kawakubo subverted an inherently rebellious rock and roll wardrobe into a collection that is at once inventive, modern, masculine and yet thoroughly accessible.