Q&A | The lowdown on H&M Comme des Garçons

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Comme des Garçons for H&M"][/caption] TOKYO, Japan - Back in September, H&M experienced one of the most successful Japanese market entries in recent history, with its first store in Ginza drawing incredible mass media coverage and never-ending lines. Now two months later, H&M will open its next Japanese store on November 8 in the youth fashion district of Harajuku. Japanese customers lucky enough to make it through the long queue on Saturday morning will be the first worldwide to be able to buy the latest limited-edition guest-collaboration line: H & M COMME des GARÇONS. For the rest of the world, H&M Comme des Garçons will debut on November 13 in more than 200 H&M stores around…

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Kawakubo’s LV bags, Urban Outfitters, Tennis clothes, Westfield London

Vuitton's Deal With Rei Kawakubo (WWD) Rei Kawakubo designs handbags for  Louis Vuitton. Urban Outfitters Fashions Growth Plan (WSJ) To meet Urban Outfitter’s 20% sales growth goal, its CEO plans to open 45 stores including outposts in Europe. Tennis Apparel Sales Bounce Back (WWD) Tennis apparel is gaining popularity both on and off the court. Westfield London signs more luxury brands (Drapers) Set to open on October 30th, the luxury shopping development Westfield London  has added Miu Miu, Dior and Valentino to its impressive roster of  high end brands. Rei Kawakubo, photo courtesy of Egodesign.com

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Everybody’s Talking About | Comme des Garcons for H&M

TOKYO, Japan and STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Some H&M collaborations of the past (Roberto Cavalli, Viktor & Rolf) were more memorable for the pre-launch buzz and subsequent hysteria around the world than they were for the clothes themselves. So ever since Rei Kawakubo announced her upcoming Comme des Garcons collection for H&M, fashionistas have been wondering whether Kawakubo will bring some of the best of Japanese avant-garde fashion to the masses without diluting her signature style. Well the wait is almost over. W Magazine wrote about the collaboration in its September issue and on Friday, Fashionista.com posted the first photos of the complete collection. In typical lightening speed, the blogosphere has been passing judgment and at first glance, it seems many…

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