I live for anything vintage, no matter where it comes from. Sometimes, it might come from a junky flea market, a stoop sale in the hood, a garage sale during a random intentional visit to the suburbs or simply, a vintage shop. And although I might not always be successful in finding a treasure amidst tons of crap, the ‘thrill of the hunt’ is what it’s all about. Now tasteful curation doesn’t really come to mind but after a while, it does help, especially when you have a huge appetite for avant-garde designers, specifically COMME des GARÇONS. Luckily, now there’s ‘dot.COMME‘ here to help.
The name ‘dot.COMME’ is a nod to their mode of trade (the internet) + Rei Kawakubo’s COMME des GARÇONS. Owners Octavius La Rosa + Holly-Rose Butler focused on the intersection of fashion + art, which is exactly what COMME is all about. To many admirers, COMME des GARÇONS is considered wearable art. Among archival + past-season pieces from COMME, you will also find Kawakubo’s protégé label Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake + Belgian, Walter Van Beirendonck. To further illustrate the genius of ‘dot.COMME’, stylist Mark Vassallo + photograph Gadir Rajab pulled some rare COMME pieces to create this genius story for Oyster magazine. Love, love, love the graffiti on the hair – unique break from chalky hair!