Sanae Shimizu & NHK. Unlimited: comme des garçons. Tokyo, Heibonsha, 2005
Softcover with orig. plastic dustjacket, 270pp., 20x23cm., ills. in col., in very good condition (dustjacket with slight traces of use). Japanese/English text. . ISBN: 9784582620252.
This publication celebrates the remarkable influence of fashion designer, Rei Kawakubo, the identity behind fashion label Comme des Garçons. Two quotes from her: 'The wearer can feel it if the clothes are free-spirited.' 'To both click with the feeling of the times and also be stimulating in your design is probably the best. Even if your garments sell, it would be boring to make clothes that were not exciting. I become very happy when people who don't actually wear Comme des Garçons tell me that they are emotionally touched or excited just touching our clothes. When our clothes can make a strong impression to those who are only looking, I realise that clothes can do something.'