Rei Kawakubo presented the latest collection for COMME des GARCONS under the theme “Roses and Blood.”

Looks created using bones and tape, gathers and layered stitches of fake leather seemingly expressing rose petals on a dress, padded dress in abstract patterns, prints resembling squirts of blood, gory details made to look like giblets, corsages hanging from tape, layered frills creating the shapes of roses, and other details with a peculiar balance and volume expressed the beauty of flowers and the madness lurking in them.

What is Ms. Kawakubo trying to portray through her designs? Anger is definitely a strong emotion seen throughout the collection.