By  on July 19, 2018

Twice a year in January and July, Dover Street Market closes to the public for a few days as Comme des Garçons creative director Rei Kawakubo leads a project called New Beginning, where designers reconfigure and redesign their allocated space at the eight-floor, 25,000-square-foot store at 160 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, and fill it with new merchandise for the season.

In addition to overseeing 18 collections under the Comme des Garçons umbrella, Kawakubo designs all of the common areas at Dover Street Market, general men’s and women’s spaces, elevator, huts, cash wraps, changing rooms and ceilings, as well as the Good Design Shop, perfume tower and Pocket Shop.

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