Comme des Garçons for H&M – what do you think?

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It’s no secret that The Fashion Police aren’t big fans of Comme des Garçons, but this collection for H&M is even harder for us to be objective about because let’s just be honest: we look at it, and all we can see is the harem pants. Now, regular readers already know how we feel about harem pants, so we’re going to say no more on this subject, and, instead, leave judgements on Rei Kawakubo’s designs for H&M up to you, readers. Fashionista have lots more pictures, to help you make your minds up…

33 Comments

  • August 18, 2008

    gokarm

    I like the pink polka dotted shirt. Beyond that…for the love of God! I’m telling you…Joker chic – it’s the next big thing! These look just exactly like psycho killer clowns.

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  • August 18, 2008

    Han

    I look at it and all I can see is Tim Burton Movie Wear (and makeup). Even the Joker is better dressed than that!

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  • August 18, 2008

    Han

    My sister’s comment was “That’s worse than I’ve ever imagined pants being.”

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  • August 18, 2008

    Cadi

    Do. Not. Want.

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  • August 18, 2008

    Arielle

    I believe what a person wears should enhance their appearance, rather than detract from it. That’s a fugly collection of clothing and I certainly would not wear it myself.

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  • August 18, 2008

    JC

    Sorry for a minute there I thought I was on the set of a horror movie…I cant quite decide whats more disturbing, the clothing or the models hair and makeup!
    Whats with the psychotic expression on the middle one, thats enough to put anyone off the collection

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  • August 18, 2008

    MeisjeMeisje

    I think I just threw up, out of ugliness.

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  • August 18, 2008

    KT

    A little too evil-clown for my taste.

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  • August 18, 2008

    peachfish

    Jesus Christ that is some hideous fashion – it looks like goth clown college threw up.

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  • August 18, 2008

    Danielle

    No thanks.

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  • August 18, 2008

    Aparna

    They look positively evil.

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  • August 18, 2008

    Natasha

    Oh my. How very ugly… Now really, who do they think will buy this??

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  • August 18, 2008

    Daisy

    NOOOOOooooooo….. *runs*

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  • August 18, 2008

    Amanda

    The only thing worse than witches is clowns.

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  • August 18, 2008

    Alexandra

    horrific. absolutely horrible. who would wear those?
    could work for halloween I guess. scare the kiddies away 😉

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  • August 18, 2008

    Kathleen

    Perhaps the costume designer for “The Dark Knight” had input on these designs because they are very reminiscent of the Joker as other people have said.

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  • August 19, 2008

    Brynn

    I can see the polka dot shirts working really well if they were worn without the yucky pants. The hair and makeup is hideous…thank goodness they don’t expect us to buy that. The dress…the dress looks like a cheap Hot Topic knockoff of a nice japanese brand…that’s honestly what bothers me the most.

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  • August 19, 2008

    mary hartley

    omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i would DIE if i had to wear this exspecaily the one in the middle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ewwww!!!!!!!!!!!! looks soooooooooo wrong !!!!!!!!!!!!! This is what i call the triple terrible triplets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so ugly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • August 19, 2008

    Paiton Goodwin

    every time i see this picture i want to bang my head on the table and scream and cry like a little baby. omg this is horrible my eyes are burning dear god help us if this is what the world has come to!!!

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  • August 19, 2008

    Jazz

    So the circus IS back in town! I dread the idea of people actually walking around in those pants…though the sweaters and blazers aren’t bad. But the harem pants? WHY GOD?!

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  • August 19, 2008

    kevie

    Umm…why?

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  • August 19, 2008

    Am

    I cant help thinking if it wasn’t for the dropped crotch pants and the frankly quite terrifying make-up this wouldn’t look half so bad. But maybe it is just because I woke up early to sunshine (at long last) and am feeling charitable today…? And have a DAY OFF work! (in the sunshine!!! wooohooo!)

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  • August 19, 2008

    Ricki

    I don’t think that line will be very commercial, because frankly it is ugly.
    And really, who would pay good money to look like a sad, yet comical clown?
    And wouldnt it also make one look fatter and more saggy.. just almost dead and gray.. oh yeah and a lil polka dotty.. Embarresing
    /Ricki

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  • August 19, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    You know, I’m really heartned by these comments, because sometimes I feel like the only person in the world who really doesn’t give a crap about the artistic merits of fashion, or the designer’s “vision” when the clothes will clearly make their wearer look like a demented clown. Which is clearly the case here.
    As I said, I am very biased, because I don’t think Comme des Garcons have ever made *anything* I’ve liked, and this is no exception. I’ll be surprised if there’s a mad rush for this stuff – I think it will appeal only to those people who like to be experimental with fashion, and I don’t think that’s really applies to H&Ms usual target market.

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  • August 20, 2008

    Amy Monster

    I hate polka dots already — ugh. The model(s) remind me of creepy Oompa Loompas.

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  • August 20, 2008

    Amy Monster

    I hate polka dots already — ugh. The model(s) remind me of creepy Oompa Loompas.

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  • August 20, 2008

    mishie

    The tops aren’t my style, but I think they’re actually acceptable. Everything else? NO.

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  • November 14, 2008

    Baya

    I personally adore the rebellious spirit of Comme des Garcons and love the idea of not subsiding to the sexiness obsession so profound in our culture.
    This collection might not be for everyday but the clothes make a statement, let one stand out. I’m not loving the harem pants myself, but that’s a one off. All other pieces are spot on, like the deconstructed jackets and the dress is just the icing on the cake!
    Believe it or not, the collection sold out in 15 munites!

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  • November 15, 2008

    Wendy

    I bought the harem pants. I love the harem pants. I know people will point and laugh. I dont care. They are such a funny shape. They make me smile. But I dont think I could dance in them.

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  • November 19, 2008

    Jolanda

    Hate the pants. But I love the blouses, shirts and blazers though!

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  • November 19, 2008

    Aino

    ….. when the clothes will clearly make their wearer look like a demented clown. Which is clearly the case here…..
    Untrue, because this opinion is clearly based on the photo that is posted with this article.
    I’ve seen many women wearing Rei’s clothing and they look normal.
    And calling someone a demented clown is an insult to relatives of people who are dememted. Keep comments like this to yourself.

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  • December 8, 2008

    pcgossip

    Gross. Those “harem pants” look like the hanging skin someone would have after lipo if they didn’t get their skin tightened after wards. I saw some people in Europe wearing these. It can work on the extremely tall, high fashion looking types. For the rest of us…let’s agree to pass.

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  • September 7, 2009

    Diandra

    I like some of the pieces actually, but I think it’s the way they’re worn here that’s bothering people. Scary looking models and drop-crotch pants won’t exactly sell the clothes! (I like harem pants, but not drop-crotch pants, they make everyone look weird and they don’t even look that comfortable!)

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