Originally Posted by iammatt
I like that a lot. I am a big Comme des Garcons fan, but am not really able to wear there stuff. Few people wear it well, but you do. I think that it is the kind of thing that takes the right attitude rather than the right body. Anybody can wear most of the designer stuff, but Comme and Yojhi are tough.
Thanks to everyone who gave me soke feedback (mostly positive I hope...)
I do agree that since CdG is not "body conscious" for the most part, it is very accessible body-wise to those who connect with the concept and feel they can wear the designs.
"I don't understand the term "body-conscious" very well...I enter the process from interest in the shape of the clothing and from the feeling of volume you get from the clothing, which is probably a little different from the pleasure Western women take in showing the shapes of their bodies. It bothers Japanese women, doesn't it...to reveal their bodies. I myself understand that feeling very well, so I take that into account, adding more material, or whatever. It feels like one would get bored with "body-conscious" clothing"
As for Yohji's designs, as much as I love them I can't pull them off either, maybe when I'm older...