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Comme Des Garcons S/S 2012 

We saw pristine white frocks in all shapes and sizes—long-sleeved duchess-satin shifts, cage-frame skirts, and cocoon-like enclosures with heavy floral appliques. These, of course, were all delivered with Rei’s trademark tailoring and mastery of volume and craft. A noticeable detail injected by the designer was the immobility or complete absence of hands, thanks to the addition of large bows or gigantic sleeves that almost sweep the floor. This seemed to send a symbolic message of bound helplessness, together with the practically fully-covered lace headpieces worn by every model. Despite the seemingly lofty shapes that stepped on the runway, though, the new CDG collection had many-a-viewer pining away for a white lace t-shirt and embellished cape of their own.

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