Or is it the other way around?
Fascinating, what an artist can ad to a space. Strolling by Comme des Garçons on Omotesando, it was hard not to be drawn in by a fascinating piece placed outside the minimalistic fashion boutique: Industrial room dividers with high contrast colors and bold typefaces.
A tiny bit of digging, and it seems to be an homage to late Taro Okamoto and his influence on the Japanese art scene. a piece called “Myth of tomorrow” is fused into various fashion expressions. Not without impact. What a fine way to pay respect.
The fashion collection beyond ‘Myth’ was a fascinating cross between kimono-inspired bold experiments, Minimalism and Minnie Mouse. I have to say, that fashion – though dreadfully inbred at times – have something to say, when art meets craftsmanship meets the functional.
Take this cross between Duffelcoat slash Preppie jacket.
What’s it good for? You say? It challenges perception. It flips ideas of fixed cultural codes and reminds us that clothes are more than garments. Clothes as perception-enhancer, if you like.