THE WORLD'S TOP 50 LOGOS. One might be on a passerby's carrier bag, another on a van and a third on a hot link from your favourite web site.
Whether or not you notice them, the average consumer is exposed to 5,000 corporate messages every day--and most include a logo. Some are cute. Others are witty. Many are boring. Which are the best ones? Lovable Michelin Man? A panel of judges was assembled, including eminent architect Norman Foster, design, retail and restaurant mogul Terence Conran, and the acclaimed industrial designers Marc Newson and Karim Rashid. Enter the dark world of Rei Kawakubo’s newest protégé. Taken from the spring/summer 2015 issue of Dazed:
Comme des Garçons Archives. By CATHY HORYNPublished: May 30, 2012 TO appreciate the designs of Rei Kawakubo, the woman behind the label Comme des Garçons, it helps to be a specialist in fashion, or something of a kook.
Let’s consider her latest collection, shown in March in Paris. Not only were the brightly colored felt garments of a fun-house scale, but they were also completely flat. A dress had a front and a back, and the two pieces were joined at the sides. The simplicity was such that a clever child, using a cookie cutter, tracing paper and the photocopying services of Kinko’s, could produce the basic pattern.
Reaction during the show was immediate. Editors smiled and nudged one another as the silly tents came down the bare plywood runway. The Children of Comme. Clockwise from top-left: Junya Watanabe, Tao Kurihara, Fumito Ganryu, Junichi Abe, Chitose Abe, Kei Ninomiya TOKYO, Japan — As in other sectors, fashion’s biggest and most visible companies serve as de facto training grounds for rising talent.
But none has given birth to a collection of offspring quite like Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons, a multi-brand business that generates $220 million in revenue per year, yet operates according to an unconventional ethos rooted in raw creativity. Some of Kawakubo’s protégés, like Chitose Abe of Sacai and Junichi Abe of Kolor, have gone on to found their own companies, while others have been given their own labels within the Comme des Garçons ecosystem, a creative forest of sorts where new product lines grow directly off the main root. We speak to Rei Kawakubo's protégé, whose label Noir Kei Ninomiya, is the latest to join the Comme des Garçons family.
Comme des Garçons. Comme des Garçons, French for "Like Boys" and written in Japanese as コム・デ・ギャルソン (Komu de Gyaruson), is a Japanese fashion label headed by Rei Kawakubo, who owns the company with her husband Adrian Joffe.
Comme des Garçons is based in Tokyo and also in the prestigious Place Vendôme in Paris, the city in which they show their main collections during Paris Fashion Week and Paris Men's Fashion Week. Each year, the company grosses about $180 million. The Japanese flagship store is in Aoyama, Tokyo's high fashion district. The company also has concept stores Trading Museum Comme des Garçons and 10 Corso Como Comme des Garçons in Tokyo, and stores in Kyoto, Osaka and Fukuoka. COMME des GARÇONS Autumn-Winter 94-95. Comme des Garçons Archives. IS MENTAL: Daylight come and me wan' go home. Last weekend I was beyond stoked to go see the Tim Burton exhibit at MOMA.
It ended up a big fail though as neither I nor my friends realized you had to buy advance tickets online and pick a time since this is a "SPECIAL" exhibition. Of course they were sold out for the rest of the weekend! Seeing as Burton was already on my mind, I decided to put on one of the best movies of all time: Beetlejuice. I never get tired of this flick and find something new every time I watch it. This time I noticed Catherine O'Hara aka Delia Deetz's costumes were pretty damn spectacular, which they kind of have to be to get the character's strong personality across. AMAZING glove turban..such drama! I'd rock the hell out of this shirt if I had it...betting it's a CDG creation. Look- drop crotch pants! This look was perfection- I tried to find a frame of the whole outfit but couldn't get much more than the top half. You couldn't get more "snobby 80s artist type with money in the bank" than this.
Edwin Himself: Interview with Filip Pagowski - Creator of the COMME des GARCONS PLAY Logo. Whilst some COMME des GARCONS traditionalists scoff at the PLAY collection for its graphically-driven designs, Polish artist Filip Pagowski single handedly created one of the most visible and recognizable icons associated with the popular Japanese brand.
In an interview seen at Edwin Himself, Pagowski speaks regarding his background and growth under his parents, two influential Polish artists in their own right. Furthermore, prior to the usage of the now iconic PLAY logo, Pagowski discusses a relationship that spanned many years before including his appearance in various COMME des GARCONS settings including fashion shows. The interview in its entirety can be seen here.Where are you most creative? New York seems to retain a strong niche for creative diversity? How has your environment played a role with your work? I try to be creative in many places. WhatTheFont Search Results. Your image: Your WhatTheFont results: There are 5 matches for the image you uploaded.
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