The Comme des Garcons' AW 2015 Collection Elevates Morbid Fashion

By: Rebecca Byers - Mar 11, 2015
References: comme-des-garcons & dezeen
The latest collection from Japanese fashion house Comme des Garcons is a morbid fashion statement inspired by themes of death. The Autumn/Winter collection takes cues from Victorian fashion and funeral traditions, featuring models overwhelmed by mounds of billowy fabric. Designer Rei Kawakubo presented the somber collection in the Mineralogy Gallery of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris during the Autumn Winter 2015 shows.

Made up of mostly black-and-white pieces, the morbid fashion collection includes bows that reference funeral floral arrangements; silk, that nods to interior coffin linings; and lace, in allusion to the Victorian-era mourning gowns.

The show featured very little hair and makeup expertise, with the models' hair being incorporated into their veils and their faces almost entirely hidden beneath it.