Jamie Reid and Comme des Garçons21 July 2008
Isis is extremely pleased to announce the launch of the Jamie Reid/Rei Kawakubo collaboration for Comme des Garçons.
The Autumn/Winter 08 menswear collection is entitled Time For Magic after Jamie Reid’s eponymous work from 1995, and features images and text-based works from 1972 to the present. This collection was previewed in Paris in January and has just been launched worldwide.
As a special project Comme des Garçons commissioned Jamie to create a special work for their flagship store in London – Dover Street Market.
This work features a multiplicity of images from Jamie’s archive plus revisited works from the Time For Magic collection; pasted, over-pasted, torn and repositioned in a manner that is beautiful, arresting and startling to encounter in the pristine environs of Mayfair.
This collaboration has been project-managed by Isis Gallery.
Click here for further images of the collection, the Dover Street Market window installation and a video of the January 2008 catwalk show.
Time For Magic indeed!
ps. Ruth Marten’s work can also be seen at IT group’s exhibition of Comme des Garçons imagery in the 798 district of Beijing. Visit www.hypebeast.com for more information.