A Comme des Garcons catwalk show is usually pretty uncompromising and often at first encounter appears to be unwearable. Then when the clothes actually appear in the shop, you finally get to see what sent the fashion editors into raptures at the show.
CDG’s love-themed SS15 collection is currently adorning the window of their Dover Street shop. What had looked theatrical on the runway, now in close up, was just stunningly beautiful: a coat covered in roses; a dress, pumped up and ventricled like a heart; a suit spattered in a print that was half hammer horror and half ikat.
It was love at first sight, so powerful that I nearly got myself run down by a bicycle as I stared at it – almost literally love-struck.