Granted, it’s a Homme blazer but c’est ne pas un problème. After the launch of the Versace for H & M collection I would see half of the guys around school rocking the printed silk mini skirts, so why not? At the DSM event, the women’s section was mainly racks of black, black, and then some more black clothes (yes, one of my favorite colors). But, instead of filling my already black wardrobe with more one-tone darkness I had an epiphany and was drawn to the fearless prints that were only featured in the men`s section.
Yesterday I attended the three day event Dover Street Market Museum at Victoria House in Bloomsbury Square. In actual truth it was much more of a shopping festival with great discounts than a quiet, organized old museum. Anyone who imagines an ounce of glamour and elegance should forget all about it! Here is where true personalities show and the claws come out! Extreme chaos with people pushing, pulling and grabbing everything they can get their hands on. Clearly something which I have yet to master.
For those of you who aren’t that familiar with DSM it’s a concept store directed by none other than Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo. “I want to create a kind of market where various creators from various fields gather together and encounter each other in an ongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos: the mixing up and coming together of different kindred souls who all share a strong personal vision.” -Rei Kawakubo
Featuring a selection of rather unique and fabulous statement designer pieces and labels such as COMME des GARÇONS, Celine, Martin Margiela, Jil Sander, Haider Ackermann, Alexander Wang, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester and so many more, there’s no wonder, with a sale of 70 – 75 % off, that so many people showed up hoping to pick up some super stylish pieces. Me included. Manged to slowly make my way through the crowds and pick up a rather bad ass blazer that I’m absolutely in love with. Image of my brand new rock star COMME des GARÇONS blazer pending…
Had a trip down memory lane as I visited the Corso Como – Comme des Garçons store here in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo. Minami-Aoyama is one of the more popular shopping areas along with Omotesando, which has turned into a catwalk of funky styles. Both are a must when visiting Tokyo.
The area is well known for its exclusive fashion houses and restaurants. I felt as if I was back in Milan, where I first visited the 10 Corso Como lifestyle concept store with fashion, design, music, art and photography. Icing on the cake, I ran into Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani.