1985 BY KARLO STEEL / ENCENS n°27 – 2012

photo 2‘Rei Kawakubo universe remained somewhat radical enough to be immediately considered an imperative. Prior to her, nobody had seen a shirt worn fully buttoned to the top, paraded without a tie. Similarly, a pair of trousers, without a crease, was something that had not yet been identified, unless it was a pair of blue jeans. Rei Kawakubo was going against the suit, defined as the protocol of fashion for a man with impermeable emotions’.