Comme Des Garcons Homme Plus FW11 “Decadence” Reconstructed Patchwork Silk Button Up. Rei Kawakubo’s FW11 runway for men was a cultural nightmare criss-crossing and connecting references to points there should be no business of having a connection to. Each model wore a crudely placed wig on top, everything below was a Pollock of Chinese patterned silks, English mad hatter silhouettes, Japanese hakamas, Vegas prints. That being said, despite the lack of any real definable signifier to process there seems to be a gravitating harmony in Rei’s pursuit to find beauty in the ugly which she triumphs time and time again.
Tees and button ups from this collection were reconstructed from vintage tees and silk scarves and button ups respectively. Each item is unique including its flaws, quality of silk, graphics and print.
8.5/10 condition, some flaws at the bottom right panel. Sz S, fits long, fits slim S-M.
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Stephen Sprouse “S” 88 Multicolor Border Knit Sweater. For this season and a few seasons onward before his bankruptcy, Sprouse utilized his “xerox on xerox” designs which look were a staple in the late 80s and early 90s before it peaked as a cliche in the mid 90s. Stephen Sprouse pioneered his version of the xerox design at the Andy Warhol factory by xeroxing models/figures and creating a collage resembling the look in the advert pictured here featuring the border knit sweater. The hodgepodge presentation of subjects photographed individually in different contexts, yet grouped together by their essence through a curator, with thick borders, filtered photo degradation and accentuated sharpness as a byproduct from xeroxing the same image consecutively were ubiquitous in 90s youth media.9/10 condition. Oversized women's M.
Issey Miyake Tee with graphics by Takashi Murakami. From the Issey Miyake Mens collection released in ~SS1999-2000 entitled “Smoothed Edges.” Within this collection Issey and Takashi experimented with pre-shrunken silhouettes, giving the graphics a visibly worn texture. Takashi’s infamous character motifs, such as the “Flower of Joy,” serve as the focal point of this collaboration. This is one of the earliest Murakami collaborations with any designer or artist making these tees rather difficult to find.8/10 condition. Fits a slim M