Rei Kawakubo seemed to summon a punkish, yet romantic Victorian schoolboy as her muse this season, in a collection that blurred gender lines. Linen smocks, knee-length pleated skirts and a blown-up damask rose print on a voluminous trapeze coat were among the puzzling, ostensibly feminine elements. But Kawakubo played these pieces off more mannish fare, such as textured wool blazers paired with cropped pin-striped pants. The jet-black mullet wigs that every model wore added to this collection’s otherworldly air.

Rei Kawakubo seemed to summon a punkish, yet romantic Victorian schoolboy as her muse this season, in a collection that blurred gender lines. Linen smocks, knee-length pleated skirts and a blown-up damask rose print on a voluminous trapeze coat were among the puzzling, ostensibly feminine elements. But Kawakubo played these pieces off more mannish fare, such as textured wool blazers paired with cropped pin-striped pants. The jet-black mullet wigs that every model wore added to this collection’s otherworldly air.

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