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Comme Des Garçons, Six Number 1, 1988

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Since 1975, Comme des Garcons had been producing image catalogs for each season. However, in the late 1980s, there was a trend where other brands also started producing similar catalogs. In this context, Rei Kawakubo proposed the idea of "Six," aiming to depart from merely showcasing the clothes and instead express the spirit of the brand by freely editing and presenting images created by various artists worldwide. The first issue featured works by the Hungarian photographer Andre Kertesz, the Irish furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray, the German sculptor Michel Sauer, and also included an interview with Yohji Yamamoto.

Softcover with original printed bag First edition Comme des Garçons explored the theme of the sixth sense via their biannual oversized A3 unstapled magazine titled ‘Six’. The magazine was printed between 1988 and 1991, in total eight issues were produced to coincide with the launch of their new collections. The magazine visually represented the brand in a way that no other fashion company had before. Rei Kawakubo invited Tsuguya Inoue to art direct and Atsuko Kozasu to edit the issues, whilst contributions came from different designers and artists, such as Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Gilbert and George, Kishin Shinoyma, Saul Leiter and Javier Vallhonrat to name a very select few.