Comme Des Garçons love plaid. That’s the
main lesson that can be learned from their Paris show. Other designers have put
in a couple of plaid pieces but Comme Des Garçons practically put it into every
piece they had on show. They would have hired Mel Gibson to come down and
reprise his role in Braveheart whilst wearing head to toe Comme Des Garçons
plaid if they could afford him. Or if Mel Gibson wasn’t an alcoholic anti-semitic.
With all the bare knees on show, you wonder
if the designers knew what season they were designing for. There were flowing
dress-like shorts, the requisite trouser roll ups and an abundance of plaid
shorts, all adding up to a distinctly summer-y show.
Summer-y shows are all well and good, but
this is a winter collection. This much plaid can only make you look like you’re
actually anticipating seeing the Sex Pistols in their current form. Shorts are
absolutely nonsensical at any point of the winter and look bad enough on men in
summer. I’m going to make a Nostradamus level prediction here, but I don’t
think top hats are going to catch on, especially with Pete Doherty and Blake
Fielder-Civil making hats an instant hate figure.
I’m not sold on this collection; it’s not
good or bad. It’s worse than that. It’s just average.