Comme des Garcons comes back to Paris with a collection inspired by court jesters from the Middle Ages and we learned a thing or two.

Dear Shaded Viewers,

We’ve missed Comme des Garcons over the past few years. SS2023 was called Another Kind of Punk and taught us that court jesters in the Middle Ages were not only involved in healing but often were close advisors of the king. Because they came from a different world and thus had a different way of thinking, they had the right to speak freely and give honest insights and advice.

Rei Kawakubo imagined that these jesters probably had punk spirit.




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.