NOW: UNCHARTED TERRITORIES
Visiting the Met’s Rei Kawakubo exhibit made me wonder which menswear designers have been pushing the boundaries between Art and Fashion, garment and sculpture, functional and ornamental, menswear and womenswear, real and unreal, etc… Far from me the idea to list all those analytical points but just desire to find equivalents of what Rei Kawakubo has been doing for almost 30 years. This first round is focusing on Raf Simons (himself and his Jil Sander period) and J.W. Anderson who shared with Simons some visual and daring elements at his beginning before establishing a more personal aesthetic later on. Second part will go online tomorrow.
Jil Sander (by Raf Simons)