Comme Des Garçons

Finding avant garde fashion in Tokyo is like finding pizza in New York, not very difficult, if you know where to look, but Comme Des Garçons stands out thanks to a historical pedigree that few labels in contemporary fashion can match. 

Established in 1969 by designer Rei Kawakubo, Comme Des Garçons established a following in Japan throughout the 1970s, before debuting at Paris Fashion Week in 1981. 

Flourishes like violently anti-fashion designs, oversized padding, and deconstructed silhouettes may vary from season to season, but the uncompromising quality and expert construction are permanent signatures.