Isn't it goooooorgeous? I think I slipped out a swear word when I had it in my hands and saw "JUNYA WATANABE Comme des Garçons" printed in white on a black label. Right after, another profanity came out of my mouth when I realized the skirt is size SMALL, because THAT'S MY SIZE! I couldn't get luckier, not even in a store like H&M... I mean, last time, for the special CDG x H&M special edition, the garments I wanted was either out of stock, either not my size. And when I get to think about it, those so-called "designer limited editions" from H&M are rarely up to my expectations in terms of design, and their craftsmanship hardly measures up to the original high fashion label. It's just all hype; at the end of a long day waiting in line and pushing fanatic fashionistas, all you got is still and only a product from H&M. No matter how limited the edition is, let's not forget that H&M is a worldwide mass-production chain store.
Getting back to the object of my affection, I can testify that the design is absolutely BRILLIANT! It looks like Watanabe took a trenchcoat and decided to transformed it into an avant-garde skirt without the tackiness that sometimes come with unfamiliar designs. At first sight, the skirt seems chaotic with the deconstruction and its 9 black buttons and 12 buttonholes. But I suspect that theses buttons and holes are cleverly place in order for the person who's wearing it to button them up in different ways, varying the skirt's shape, volume and length. That's utterly CREATIVE and INGENIOUS from the designer! I wish I knew which season's collection this skirt belongs to... If someone could inform me, please do so, I'll be very happy to know!
Credits: photos by Philippe Fortin