Can’t Get To The Met For The Opening Of The Rei Kawakubo/Comme Des Garçons Exhibition?

Farfetch just launched Comme des Garçons archive boutique Dot COMME on their site

BY Janie Cai | May 3, 2017 | Fashion

Image by Farfetch X Dot COMME

With just days to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute exhibition, which highlights the seminal life and designs of Comme des Garçons designer and founder Rei Kawakubo, the online luxury e-tailer Farfetch will be marking the occasion by launching Dot COMME on their site, allowing customers a chance to own a part of Comme des Garçons history.

The Melbourne-based boutique, renowned for its extensively curated archive of Comme des Garçons pieces, was founded by Octavius La Rosa, who has sourced and curated an extensive collection of unique Comme des Garçons pieces, acquired from all over the globe, for over a decade. His knowledge and passion for the brand was sparked during a trip to Japan when he was 16 and has served him well in curating a collection with a keen understanding of each individual piece. Which means that he’ll be able to share the exact provenance of that jacket you have your eye on (did we mention that it’ll be like purchasing wearable art?).

Image by Farfetch X Dot COMME

Highlight menswear pieces featured include: S/S11 skull print suit (opening image); S/S11 orange mesh shirt; S/S01 red and white checkerboard suit; A/W99 silk scarf kilt suit (above); S/S06 signature suit (above); S/S95 pixelated camo suit (below); A/W07 bejeweled suit; A/W00 plaid switching suit. 

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Farfetch and having this amazing platform to share my collection with a global audience. I’m so glad that those who aren’t so familiar with the history of Comme des Garçons are going to get a chance to better understand this incredible design house and see the influence they’ve had in so many aspects of design today.” — Octavius La Rosa


Image by Farfetch X Dot COMME

In celebration of the launch of the collection on site, both Farfetch and Dot COMME have combined forces to pay tribute to Comme des Garçons in their retrospective editorial shoot, which is an homage to both Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons through the ages. And considering how big a deal the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Costume Institute exhibition is going to be, you might want to check out the Dot COMME pieces asap.

For more information on Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Costume Institute exhibition, click here.