Comme des Garcons – “My Present State of Mind”

Dear Shaded Viewers,

One would have thought after all we’ve been through that designers would re-think their approach to fashion and the industry in general. However for the most part,  it appears nothing was learned.

Not surprisingly Rei Kawakubo, always the visionary,  had this to say:

“Things I feel we don’t need these days: –

…the making of intricate fabrics

…the use of complicated colours…

…patterns which clearly define the body..

…details that emphasize the clothes…

…the intention to make clothes

…what remains in the end after getting rid of all these things is the strongest thing

like simple pebbles that you get after rough rocks

have been washed over and swept down the river”

By Gary Card
Multidisciplinary artist, set designer, illustrator and toy designer.

Born in Bournemouth, UK, Gary’s solo exhibition HYSTERICAL in 2019 at the Phillips Gallery in London bridged the gap between fashion and contemporary art.

“My own creative process explores the very limits and techniques of the material I am working with”



By OVERWERK (otherwise known as Edmond Huszar)

Born in London, Ontario, Canada in 1989, Edmond is a deejay, graphic artist and independent producer of music.

His music is often described as electro house or complextro.

The music for the Comme des Garçons SS22 presentation is from OVERWERK’s latest album called VESSEL, in collaboration with Edmond.

SNEAKERS Collaboration

1960s model of Salomon’s Trail Shoes was used as a base and recreated with a modern technique. The colors and graphics are COMME des GARÇONS originals.

 Salomon x Comme des Garçons SR90

available in 2 colors

 Salomon x Comme des Garçons SR901E

available in 1 color



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.