Not your average fashion designer – Rei Kawakubo x Comme des Garçons x Dover Street Market x Hermès

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I’ve been to take a look at Dover Street Market, Rei Kawakubo’s six-storey ‘anti-flagship’ store in Mayfair. It was my first visit, though I remember the fuss when she opened it in 2004. It was inspired by Kensington Market, a scruffy, rambling indoor fashion bazaar of young designers, which had closed the year before. A scruffy Mayfair fashion warehouse? Showing other designers as well as Kawakubo’s own ranges? Ridiculous, they said. But they were wrong. Continue reading