“Without creation, there can be no progress and man cannot evolve.” Rei Kawakubu via NY Times
Rei Kawakubu’s statement gives me life. It rings true for me that if I am not creating something, anything I feel stagnant. She is the founder of Japanese label Comme des Garçons and creator of the Dover Street Market. The label was started in 1969 and is headquarted in Tokyo and Paris. The insanely popular color black dominated the 1973 line and since then a menswear line was added, along with other labels.
The Dover Street Market was first created in London, then a smaller version in Tokyo. Now Rei brings her inspiration to NY on December 21st, which marks the opening of Dover Street Market NYC in our big apple.
The multi-brand store will include of course, Comme des Garçons, LV, Saint Laurent to name a few. Andre Walker, fashion designer and artist will have an exclusive collection, that I will check out. He is a Brooklyn-based designer that has great insight into the luxurious side of the fashion industry and how it needs to change. Read this great interview with him posted on The Business of Fashion site. Emerging designers will also have a seat at this delectable fashion buffet. Paula Gerbase and Craig Green, will be among the new designers to showcase their lines.
Be sure to swing by the Rose Bakery while you are there! They will be fulfilling our hearts desires with their sweet treats, oh I can’t wait. Check it out, located at Lexington Avenue & 30th Street. Perhaps you can get in some last minute shopping *wink*!