Large hardback format
36 x 28cm
Published by Yale University Press in 2017
Neither Here Nor There
A revelatory look at the influential and enigmatic designer behind Comme des Garçons. Widely recognized among her contemporaries as the most important and influential designer of the past forty years, Rei Kawakubo has, since her Paris debut in 1981, defined and transformed the aesthetics of our time. This lavishly illustrated publication examines Kawakubo’s fascination with interstitiality, or the space between boundaries. Existing within and between dualities—whether self/other, object/subject, art/fashion—Kawakubo’s work challenges the rigid divisions that have come to define received notions of identity and fashionability, inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, re-creation, and, ultimately, hybridity. Featuring brilliant new photography and thought-provoking text by Andrew Bolton, this book expresses the conceptual and challenging aesthetic of this visionary designer.
The STILY Book Collection
Curated primarily from small independent Japanese, English and French publishers, private auctions, sceptical rare book collectors and dishevelled vintage book shops around the world, our new book range canvases intriguing, esoteric and small-run titles. Due to this somewhat labour-intensive curation strategy, availability of each title is very limited.