Leave it to Rei Kawakubo to make the superkitsch supercovetable. In a season rich in ethnic and tapestry references, the designer gave the theme a fresh, slightly psychedelic spin, reworking her signature slouchy tailoring silhouettes (centered on long layers and capri-length drop-crotch pants) in fabrics resembling retro, synthetic home furnishings. Out came morning coats and elongated blazers in bobbly chenille bedcover and metallic flocked wallpaperlike finishes, in authentic mauvais-goût shades like violet and baby pink. With mannequin wigs, black caps sprouting Mickey Mouse and bunny ears adding to the wacky mood, an Act II collection of dark, more subtle variations of the theme showed how it can translate to the street, punctuated with a sweet note: a group of long knits in shades going from gray to neon yellow decorated with pom-poms.

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