December 19, 2011 Leave a comment
On this slow and lazy Monday, I’m going through some archives of news clippings I’ve kept for bedtime reading. Well, better late than never because this piece of news gives me time to plan for my next vacation. A seven storey Dover Street Market will open in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district in March 2012 and I want to be there!
It’s hard to believe that it was 41 years ago that Rei Kawakubo started Commes des Garçons because the brand is still ahead of many others. It is forward-looking and remains so in today’s fashion landscape, which proves that Kawakubo’s theory of “creating something that didn’t exist before” hasn’t changed one bit.
One of the highlights of my London trip was my visit to Dover Street Market. I’m surprised at the number of labels the store carries; from Alexander Wang to Yves Saint Laurent. The store features both established fashion houses, as well as more experimental and younger labels, bringing true meaning to the term ‘market’. It’s worth a visit when you are in London.
In Kawakubo’s words, “Fashion is something you attach to yourself, put on, and through that interaction the meaning of it is born. Without the wearing of it, it has no meaning…” Ahhh, words that carry true meaning for anyone genuinely passionate about fashion.
(Images from Dover Street Market)