Dot Comme Pop-Up with Over 2000 Vintage Garments

Thu 16th November, 2017 – Sun 19th November, 2017
5 Comber Sreet, Paddington
After collecting rare clothing for a decade, Octavius La Rosa is opening up the archives.

Octavius la Rosa, the guy behind Melbourne's dot COMME, has a knack for treasure hunting. After dedicating a decade to sourcing rare pieces in far-flung corners of the world, he's opening up his archives to the public in Paddington. And it's all for sale, with prices starting from $90.

The collection numbers some 2500 items (including one-off samples you won't find online), some of which belong in a museum. La Rosa is particularly drawn to items from iconic collections by Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck, and Japanese designers Junya Watanabe, Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto.

A rare​ early​ 1980s Comme des Garçons archive will be unveiled beside samples from Walter Van Beirendonck. Browse more than 50 T-shirts; 80 Issey Miyake pleated garments; and rare runway menswear and womenswear.

La Rosa hosts these pop-ups in many places. The most recent was in New York, at the Opening Ceremony store during The Met's Comme des G​arçons exhibition​ in May.

From 10.30am until 5.30pm.