Established in 1969 by radical designer Rei Kawakubo, the Comme des Garçons fashion label is a nonconformists dream. A fierce advocate of individuality, Comme des Garçons has an influential reputation for resisting the conventional and shunning the traditional constraints of fashion. Even the name 'Comme des GarÃ§ons', meaning 'like the boys', challenges the everyday preconceptions of femininity and demands absolute respect. It's difficult to pinpoint a signature Comme des Garçons style, as Kawakubo's collections are often a flurry of unique concepts and inspirations that are unlike anyone else in the industry. Offering an unusual blend of sleek and asymmetric designs, and everything from distressed fabrics to clean-cut leather, it is a genuinely expansive collection.