THE SHAPE OF FASHION’S FUTURE
This could very well be the shape of fashion to come. These are the creations of young, up and merging designer ZONG PENG; established designer SON JONG BONG and the legendary ISSEY MIYAKE. This wave of fashion is certainly taking on a shape of it’s own, as streetstyle and unusual layering becoming more popular. The buzz surrounding the upcoming Comme des Garcon exhibition at the MET Costume Institute next month has perked a renewed interest in the whole concept of `unfashioning fashion.’ REI KAWAKUBO designer, founder and CEO of Commes des Garcon has made a name for herself, her brand and a cult following by pushing the boundaries of unconventional fashion. She has abandoned the conventional notions of attractiveness as the nucleus of her creations. Her usually dark, droopy looking, asymmetric cut clothing is big on drapery and layering. She was one of the key designers who pushed the whole deconstruction movement in fashion, which has blossomed today unto a new fashion plateau that celebrates art as opposed to wearability. Kawakubo was noted as saying that her rattling the conventional ideas of fashion, is just the future of the silhouette; a way of expressing the notion of unfabric.