After four years of making sure people in Melbourne are wearing cool, rare and very fun clothing, Octavius La Rosa is bringing his legendary dot COMME collection to Sydney.
If you’ve not heard of him, you ought to be blown away that he has a collection of some 2500 pieces of archival Comme des Garçons, Junya Watanabe, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Walter Van Beirendonck, which he has been adding to for 10 years. His stuff dates back to the 80s and wearability doesn’t come into question — no sculptural runway piece is deemed too precious for the streets.
His collection is so damn impressive that Opening Ceremony gave dot COMME a whole heap of floorspace during the Met’s Comme des Garçons exhibition in May. Now it’s Sydney’s turn!
Octavius is bringing a curated selection of over 200 pieces which he says Sydney will love. To whet our bank accounts, we asked him to detail three standout pieces he’s bringing…
Comme des Garçons AW98 deconstructed sleeveless cut away dress (worn over a jacket in the picture). Most pieces in this collection were reversible, made to be worn both ways and sometimes multiple ways:
Comme des Garçons SS99 velvet half dress. Half is cut away and a sheer layer holds the other half to the body:
Comme des Garçons SS06 psychedelic Rolling Stones lip and tongue jacket. A Rolling Stones collaboration using the famous print in multiple fabrics and colour ways:
The store is open from November 16-19, 10:30am-5:30pm, at 5 Comber St Paddington. The first 50 customers get a limited edition black dot COMME tote bag.