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Limited-Edition Collection of Rei Kawakubo's Experimental Comme des Garçons in Print Now Available


Comme des Garçons might be as well known for its collections as it is for how founder Rei Kawakubo expanded her singular vision to all other aspects of the brand's design, including packaging, graphics, store interiors, and its experimental publications. Now the avant-garde London boutique Late Night Chameleon Cafe (LN-CC) is releasing a limited-edition collection of vintage Comme des Garçons print media.

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According to LN-CC, the 13 limited-edition publications it has amassed, collectively titled Comme des Garçons in Print, "worked on a conceptual level by forming associations with artists and designers not directly involved with the fashion industry. In these avant-garde publications, the clothes took a backseat whilst contributions from artists and designers such as Gilbert and George, Fischli and Weiss, Kishin Shinoyama, Louise Nevelson, and the Boyle Family took center stage. This intimate linking of fashion and contemporary art means all the Comme des Garçons publications are full of clever visual cues which demonstrate the same deconstructive nature as that seen within the clothes themselves."

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Highlights include 1990's Rei Kawakubo and Comme Des Garçons, an all-encompassing look at the fashion house's elusive founder and storied designer by Design Museum London's director Deyan Sudjic, as well as first-edition copies of Volumes 1-8 of Six Magazine, the brand's biannual publication that was printed from 1988 to 1991 and featured notable contributors, including Peter Lindberg, Andy Warhol, and Salvador Dali.

Available for a limited time only at LN-CC. Contact appointments@ln-cc.com or stop by for some inspirational browsing.

—Lauren Tousignant

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Photos courtesy of Comme des Garçons and Late Night Chameleon Cafe
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