"In the backyard of the [Royal Academy of Fine Arts] school was this little building, on the verge of collapsing. You would have to very carefully go over the stairs, because if you took one mis-step, you could literally push your feet through them. It was almost dangerous. So I think that the whole thing melted well together. It was the switch from the 80s to 90s, the reaction on excess with minimalism and deconstruction, the first appearance of grunge. So that feeling of romanticism, together with the history, the building and the run down corridors with the statues, it really did make a big impact on how you formed your visual language. I really think there was something quite dark and magical about it, matching perfectly the zeitgeist of the period."

— Willy Vanderperre
Comme des garçons fall 1997-98
“Collection after collection, for 40 years, all I have been doing is moving, questioning, creating a feeling never felt before” says Ms. Kawakuno “ but today I don’t feel too excited about fashion, more fearful that people don’t necessarily want or need strong new clothes, that there are not enough of us believing in the same thing, that there is a kind of burnout, that people just want cheap fast clothes and are happy to look like everyone else, that the flame of creation has gone a bit cold, that enthusiasm and passionate anger for change and rattling the status quo is weakening. But what I still love about it is that playing the fool, acting silly, showing off, being a celebrity designer are all integral and necessary parts of the fashion business. And creation excites me, because without creation there can be no progress.”

Comme des garçons fall 1997-98

“Collection after collection, for 40 years, all I have been doing is moving, questioning, creating a feeling never felt before” says Ms. Kawakuno “ but today I don’t feel too excited about fashion, more fearful that people don’t necessarily want or need strong new clothes, that there are not enough of us believing in the same thing, that there is a kind of burnout, that people just want cheap fast clothes and are happy to look like everyone else, that the flame of creation has gone a bit cold, that enthusiasm and passionate anger for change and rattling the status quo is weakening. But what I still love about it is that playing the fool, acting silly, showing off, being a celebrity designer are all integral and necessary parts of the fashion business. And creation excites me, because without creation there can be no progress.”


  1. seaweedsoul reblogged this from lordemusic
  2. crosseslove reblogged this from lordemusic
  3. lasatanicaaa reblogged this from vroomheid
  4. kidvevo reblogged this from lordemusic
  5. bijunkie reblogged this from arabellesicardi
  6. anerolanagrom reblogged this from ondin-a
  7. ondin-a reblogged this from lordemusic
  8. yliad reblogged this from vroomheid
  9. robertontenient reblogged this from celestial-ursidae
  10. celestial-ursidae reblogged this from vroomheid
  11. polidisco reblogged this from 9th
  12. imaginarystripes reblogged this from vroomheid
  13. overgrown-mind reblogged this from vroomheid
  14. hausofcrystalveex3 reblogged this from vroomheid
  15. soledefiore reblogged this from vroomheid
  16. atributos reblogged this from unbreakmymixtape
  17. refusingfashion reblogged this from cryism
  18. ectome reblogged this from kraizeekatt
  19. kraizeekatt reblogged this from vroomheid
  20. meslarmesetmescris reblogged this from uncmyk
  21. rendering reblogged this from cryism
  22. cryism reblogged this from uncmyk
  23. uncmyk reblogged this from lordemusic
  24. paranorte reblogged this from vroomheid
  25. oliveiralevi reblogged this from lordemusic
  26. horsesofmymind reblogged this from vroomheid