We explore the history of the NUNO store and its pioneers Junichi Arai and Reiko Sudo
The Japanese Textile Revolution: NUNO
Commes Des Garçons and the Kawakubo Dress
We consider Rei Kawakubo's dress design philosophy.
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
We review the origins of deconstructionism in fashion and its relation to the Japanese designers.
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