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Suzy Menkes: Comme des Garçons S/S 97

by Suzy Menkes on 10 April 2020

‘You see, behind it all, we know that there is a theme, there’s a meaning, there’s a thoughtfulness, there’s an attitude to women, but Rei Kawakubo never puts it into words, she puts it into clothes.’

The esteemed fashion editor and critic Suzy Menkes deciphers what made Kawakubo's infamous S/S 97 show, termed by critics as the Lumps and Bumps collection, both shocking and memorable. Recalling the profound meanings journalists drew from the collection at the time, Menkes contemplates the extraordinary nature of Kawakubo's 'normal' clothing.

‘You see, behind it all, we know that there is a theme, there’s a meaning, there’s a thoughtfulness, there’s an attitude to women, but Rei Kawakubo never puts it into words, she puts it into clothes.’

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