Saturday, June 18, 2011

Comme des Garcons Autumn Winter 2011

Comme des Garcons Autumn Winter 2011

Comme des Garcons Autumn Winter 2011

Comme des Garcons Autumn Winter 2011

Comme des Garcons Autumn Winter 2011

Comme des Garcons Autumn Winter 2011


When I was in Dover Street Market a few weeks ago, I was eyeing a pair of Comme des Garcons shoes. They were flat shoes, with a giant knot in the place of laces. They appeared to be the perfect winter to spring transition shoe for a pregnant woman trying to avoid heels. But then I looked at the tags. Sure, £350 is a lot for a pair of shoes, but I don’t expect things to come cheaper than that at Dover Street Market. But then I realised that they were not made of leather. Pleather shoes for £350 is a total rip off (take note, Stella McCartney) and a surprising choice of material for a shoe that would be best worn without socks.
But I think that shoe sums up what Comme des Garcons is about. It just doesn’t make sense. Sure, there are elements of luxury, like the fabrics (sometimes) and the price, but there are also elements, like the designs, that make you wonder why on earth you should be paying designer clothing prices for something that looks like a mess? Or is blatantly not worth the price? I guess that explains why Comme des Garcons makes most of their money off their wallets and perfume rather than their clothing.

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