At the COMME des GARÇONS HOMME PLUS Fall/Winter 2023 show, designer Rei Kawakubo introduced a collection with a distinct theme of deconstruction and reconstruction. The models all sported dark wire headpieces and black boots, adding to the stripped-back aesthetic of the line.
The opening looks featured large slabs of black fabric draped over the shoulders, paired with a variety of double-breasted blazers, button-up cardigans, formal shorts, and knee-length skirts. The color palette expanded to include blue and pink coats that featured all-over scribbled lettering.
The collection then shifted to a more contemporary tailoring with zipped cut-outs on the front of the garments. A silver textile was used to create a glamorous mood, appearing on long jackets, blazers, skirts, and shorts. Deconstruction was taken literally with blazers featuring organically-shaped, fur-lined holes on the front and back.
Check patterns were also present, nodding to traditional prep styles. One stand-out look featured a blazer with two additional arms. Leather coats were also given an avant-garde twist with unconventional zippers, and a collection of shorts went full fur mode. The show concluded with a casual sweater featuring the brand’s signature hole punches and scribbled print. Overall, the collection was a true reflection of the COMME des GARÇONS aesthetic.