A mix of angelic & eccentric

HARPER’s BAZAAR/AFP – Rei Kawakubo always makes us dream, and this season’s display from Comme des Garçons was no different.

Part sculpture exhibition, part interpretive dance piece, part fashion show, the designer (yet again) defied gravity with her knack for obscure proportion.

Models walked the runway to a different soundtrack per look, and each ensemble came complete with a headpiece or veiling so grand in scale it was hard not to consider that these could be Kawakubo’s take on a bride’s many facets, from angelic to experimental and eccentric.

The designer tapped the brand’s archive for inspiration, reinterpreting CDG tropes in new ways. Considering past seasons, fall 2020 also seemed to be a study of bubbles in all their forms, with bubble-pleated skirts and lumps on shirts, plus bubble-wand headpieces covered in veiling that looked like the soapy remains of those that just popped. — Carrie Goldberg