Leave it to Rei Kawakubo to explore transgressive forms and ideas, leading to curious fashion pieces. Kawakubo’s own brand of punk, after all, is what’s made her such a force in fashion. For Comme des Garçons Homme Plus’ autumn/winter 2020 collection, necklaces are attached to wigs made of faux hair in bright hues.
There’s essentially no explicit use for such an accessory, other than it being decorative and definitely a conversation starter. The faux hair necklace sits comfortably around the chest area so you won’t be mistaken for having a (fabulously maintained) dyed beard. But if that’s indeed the look you’re aiming for, the drop is adjustable thanks to the lobster clasp at the back.
Turn (bald) heads with one. Or perhaps, practise your braiding and pleating skills while wearing one and waiting for your turn at the doctor’s office. In any case, this Comme des Garçons Homme Plus piece is one for the ardent Kawakubo fan.
Not a fan of hair that doesn’t grow on your own head? Here are some other curious objects to discover and buy.
Nugget body pillow, by Travis Scott x McDonald's (approximately SGD615 each via StockX)
The boyfriend/girlfriend body pillow is so 2019. This year’s mood can only be made better by hugging a pillow that resembles everyone’s favourite sin: the McDonald’s chicken McNugget. Drooling while napping with one will be forgiven.
Brass lighter holder necklace, by 1017 ALYX 9SM (SGD493 each via Farfetch)
Never lose a lighter again with this necklace by 1017 ALYX 9SM. Slot one right in the holder and keep it close to you at all times. But this also means that you won’t be able to escape lighting up for fellow strangers. Ah, what a social conundrum.
Brass ball chain necklace, by OAMC (approximately SGD357 each)
Who would’ve thought that those ball-and-chain keychains could one day turn into wearable accessories? OAMC’s blown it up for this season’s edgy alternative to the old-fashioned pearl necklace.
Brass safety pin single earring, by Raf Simons (approximately SGD239 each via SSENSE)
Nothing’s more quintessentially punk than the safety pin, as made famous by punk iconoclast Judy Blame. Raf Simons’ take comes in the form of a single earring (because punk) branded with his initials. Sure, one could essentially just stick a sterilised safety pin into their ear lobes, but it’s not exactly a Raf Simons creation.
Logo print tape, by Aries (approximately SGD24 via Mr Porter)
If you love Aries the brand enough to want it splashed across everything you own…
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