The Gone Library
Rei Kawakubo

The Japanese Textile Revolution: NUNO

The Japanese Textile Revolution: NUNO

We explore the history of the NUNO store and its pioneers Junichi Arai and Reiko Sudo

Commes Des Garçons and the Kawakubo Dress

Commes Des Garçons and the Kawakubo Dress

We consider Rei Kawakubo's dress design philosophy.

1981: Paris Meets Tokyo

1981: Paris Meets Tokyo

We explore the influential Paris 1981 show in which Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto debuted their designs in Europe.

The Origins of Deconstructionism in Modern Fashion

The Origins of Deconstructionism in Modern Fashion

We review the origins of deconstructionism in fashion and its relation to the Japanese designers. 

Rei Kawakubo in the History of Japanese Feminism

Rei Kawakubo in the History of Japanese Feminism

We explore the history of Rei Kawakubo's work for Commes des Garçons in the context of the Japanese feminist movement