ReFusing Fashion: Rei Kawakubo
Rei Kawakubo is known for remaking and deconstructing the forms of her clothes. She says she wants to "design clothes that have never yet existed." This book derives from the homonymous exhibition held at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in 2008. The exhibition included over 40 key garments, costumes from and film of the Cunningham performance, photographs, runway footage and ephemera. The exhibition aimed to present a view of Kawakubo's work as a series of interventions and disruptions in the arena of style and fashion: whether her work is thought of as anti-fashion in the world of fashion, or of ugliness and clumsiness in a system classically devoted to good taste, Kawakubo's work is a constant process of renewal of vocabulary and thinking.