Rei Kawakubo (b1942) is a Japanese fashion designer, founder of Comme des Garçons. She is an untrained fashion designer, but studied fine arts and literature. Comme des Garçons specialises in anti-fashion, austere, sometimes deconstructed garments. During the 1980s, her garments were primarily in black, dark grey or white.
"I find beauty in the unfinished and the random . . . I want to see things differently to search for beauty. I want to find something nobody has ever found . . . it is meaningless to create something predictable"- Rei Kawakubo