01.04.10: Jamie Reid and Comme des Garçons Homme Plus: "Time For Magic"
An interesting collaboration with Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons Homme Plus resulted in the CDG Autumn/Winter 08 menswear collection entitled Time For Magic and featured images and text-based works from 1972 to the present. This collection was previewed in Paris in January 2008 and was launched worldwide. You can see footage from the show here.
As a special project Comme des Garçons commissioned Jamie to create a special work for their flagship store in London – Dover Street Market.
This work featured a multiplicity of images from the archive plus revisited works from the Time For Magic collection; pasted, over-pasted, torn and repositioned in a manner that was beautiful, arresting and startling to encounter in the pristine environs of Mayfair.
Time For Magic indeed!