Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Comme des Garcon X Warhol

Comme des garcon X Warhol
The latest collaboration by Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcon is a joining of two opposing aesthetics - Andy Warhol known for his bold pop culture aesthetic is being repackaged by the minimalist monochrome aesthetic of Rei Kawakubo. It doesn't work on paper but in making it combines to form a modern, art, graffiti inspired collection.
It is a 15 piece unisex collection ranging from t-shirts, scarves, shoes and bags. Classic Warhol iconography such as his 1964 Flowers painting have been printed on t-shirts. My personal favourite is a remake of Warhols 1960s Cow wallpaper on a backpack.
The collection is a fun, vibrant collaboration between a pop artist master and avant garde designer - best summed up by Warhol himself 'Fashion wasn't what you wore someplace, it was the whole reason for going.'

No comments:

Post a Comment