Deyan Sudjic

Kawakubo talks of her admiration of Le Corbusier, and it is not too farfetched to see the influence of his purist Modernism in her own abstraction of fashion into the fundamentals of texture, form and colour.’ Through her examination of clothing as a cerebral and emotional construct, there is a direct line back to the works of the architect. In the strangeness that imbues her pieces, we find her highly personal take on how to live.

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  1. shinichi says:

    Rei Kawakubo echoes Le Corbusier’s textures, forms and colours

    in How Le Corbusier shaped the fashion world

    bY Tish Wrigley

    https://thespaces.com/2016/12/07/le-corbusier-shaped-fashion-world/

    In terms of enigmatic designers, they don’t come more impenetrable than Rei Kawakubo, founder and designer of Comme des Garçons. In a 1995 interview, in which she was questioned by designer Paul Smith for Dazed Magazine, she stated: ‘I like the simplicity and spaciousness of Le Corbusier.’

    The connection resonates. As Deyan Sudjic wrote in his 1990 monograph on the designer: ‘Kawakubo talks of her admiration of Le Corbusier, and it is not too farfetched to see the influence of his purist Modernism in her own abstraction of fashion into the fundamentals of texture, form and colour.’ Through her examination of clothing as a cerebral and emotional construct, there is a direct line back to the works of the architect. In the strangeness that imbues her pieces, we find her highly personal take on how to live.

  2. shinichi says:

    川久保玲とコムデギャルソン

    by ディヤンスジック

    服作りは、ゼロから始まる。これは、川久保玲のことばであるが、そのことばどおり、彼女は衣服の表面の形を追うのではなく、衣服の構造を見つめ直すことから服作りを始める。そうした川久保の服作りの姿勢には、モダニストの建築家たちの純粋主義と共通する点が見られる。 川久保玲は、会話の中でしばしばル・コルビジェを評価することばを述べているが、彼女のデザインには、少なからず、純粋主義を貫きモダニストとして生きたル・コルビジェの影響がうかがえる。衣服を既成概念から解放し、取り巻く要素を抽象化させ、素材、形、色を本質から見つめ直す。彼女の意識には、ル・コルビジェの思想が重なって見えるのだ。

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