The free-spirited imagination of Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons) continually yields fashion designs of startling originality that impart intellectual stimulus and a sense of fulfillment to the wearer—clothing that can be considered a contemporary form of luxury. This special exhibit accompanying the exhibition “Luxury in fashion Reconsidered” will feature clothing animated by the avant-garde spirit of Comme des Garçons, selected from the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI) Collection and displayed in spaces designed by architect Kazuyo Sejima.
Kazuyo Sejima has achieved a revolutionary style with the use of minimal, transparent forms and materials in architectural programs that awaken connectivity with place and with users from fresh perspectives—a style she has demonstrated in the Louvre-Lens and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. In Sejima’s spaces, the revolutionary character of Comme des Garçons will crackle with new life. Composed of transparent interlocking volumes of varying sizes where dazzling illusions of perspectival depth intersect, Sejima’s installation will alter viewers’ perceptions of clothing and its relationship with their body.
Museum Of Contemporary Art TOKYO
Luxury In Fashion Is Reconsidered: Special Exhibit
Kazuyo Sejima spatial design for COMME des GARÇONS
31/2009 - 17/01/2010