Book about Comme des Garçons

Comme Des Garçons

Heibonsha Limited Publishers has published a book about famed Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons.

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Unlimited: Comme des Garçons, a book adapted from a documentary about the dressmaking of internationally renowned Japanese designer brand Comme des Garçons, which was broadcast on NHK three years ago and received a great deal of viewer response, was recently published by Heibonsha Limited Publishers (price: 5,775 yen).

Back in the 1980s, Rei Kawakubo, the founder and designer of the brand, stunned the fashion world and overturned people’s notions of beauty in clothing through her unusual style of ragged hems and torn dresses. Since the brand’s foundation more than 30 years ago, Kawakubo, now one of the most respected designers in the world, has been pursuing avant-garde cloth making.

The new book redefines “what Comme des Garçons is” through interviews with Kawakubo herself and about 50 key people from the global fashion industry.

Until the original documentary was made, Comme des Garçons had barely appeared in the media. Kawakubo’s passion and ideas for design are woven into the book as well as designs for the brand’s dressmaking.

The book is written in both Japanese and English (in full color) and includes about 200 beautiful photos and illustrations.

Buy Unlimited: Comme des Garçons at Amazon.

Kjeld Duits About the Author

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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I would to ask where may I buy the book of comme does garçons here in US?
Thank you very much.

Aug 16, 2013 (3393 days ago)

@Yocelyn: You can get Unlimited Comme des Garçons at Amazon. The price has gone up since the book first came out, but you can get it at about the original price when you buy it used (through the above link). Seeing how much the price has gone up since I wrote this article in 2005, the book may actually be kind of a good investment. ^_-

Kjeld Duits (author)
Aug 16, 2013 (3393 days ago)

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