In May, Comme des Garçons will be the subject of “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s spring 2017 exhibition—only the second such show to honor a living designer, the other recipient being Yves Saint Laurent in 1983. Kawakubo is undeniably influential, a cult figure in the industry, but her designs are far from Saint Laurent’s easy trenches and sexy smokings.
In a rare interview, the designer discusses her work and the upcoming exhibition: here.
Derpy fighting faces are honestly what I live for (and I don’t think I could possibly make any other face when I’m fighting). The Swordcraft scheduled battles at Quest this day were super disappointing and none of us had really gotten the chance to get some actual fighting in. I challenged my friend Dale to a fun fight, which turned into a ‘piggie-in-the-middle’ type of game between 10 of us around the camp fire. It’s moments like these that I remember the most from Quest events, hanging around camp with my friends, cursing at each other in bad Italian accents, getting good hits on each other and laughing as we all try to fight just a little dirtier than everyone else.
Swordcraft Spring Quest, 2017. Victoria, Australia.