Collecting Comme

Thu 31st October, 2019 – Sun 30th August, 2020
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road Melbourne
NGV's free new exhibition will showcase more than 65 outfits by Rei Kawakubo, the creative force behind Comme des Garçons – one of the world's most groundbreaking labels.

Australia’s first exhibition dedicated to avant-garde fashion label Comme des Garçons opened at NGV International on November 1.

The free exhibition will showcase more than 65 outfits, drawn from more than 40 collections (including the gallery’s own), by the label’s the creative director and founder Rei Kawakubo.

The trailblazing designer launched the label in 1969 and Collecting Comme will explore her work from her first presentation in Paris in 1981 through the ’80s and ’90s, highlighting the experimental approach to construction and form, which produced the singular oversized and asymmetrical garments for which Comme des Garçons is revered.

There'll also be designs by two of Kawakubo's protégés, Junya Watanabe and Tao Kurihara.

In light of the pandemic, a free ticket is required to visit the NGV at this time.

From 10am to 5pm daily.

More information here.