COMME DES GARCONS FW2014
i spot @fuuma
I just scrolled back through those pics in search of him but no luck. Maybe you're talking about Olivier Zahm? The dude in the aviators
Big, big 'meh' for me I'm afraid and the hair just looks like a desperate attempt to distract attention for the fact that CdG is not going anywhere interesting. You can feel it in the whole atmosphere in their main store in Tokyo too. It just has no energy right now.
CdG, Junya and Yohji are basically European brands, I'm not sure Japan is the right place to ascertain the level of their relevance and momentum.
I'd agree with the second sentence, but not the first, at least not with regard to Yohji in particular - that's getting rather close to a kind of cultural appropriation. All three have undoubtedly been involved in transforming European fashion and they all probably sell better in Europe than Japan, but that's not the same as being 'European brands'. But there's certainly an interesting discussion to be had about the 'where' of brands in an age of globalization...