inspired by tokyo's forward and highly eclectic fashion scene, the air boutique in moscow was conceptualized to reflect this, and as such it has pioneered with edgy japanese men's and women's fashion since its inception in 2007. currently stocking a string of exclusives from both the land of the rising sun and elsewhere, air has recently increased its fashion appeal by opening a black comme des garçons corner on the premises. the retail set-up is designed by comme des garçons' creative director rei kawakubo and is compact in size, featuring clothes racks, a display and mannequins. the black comme des garçons collection is a diffusion line, and consists of a predominantly black range of garments at a lower pricepoint. this is the brand's second outlet in russia, the other being the comme des garçons boutique in st. petersburg. location: air, teatralniy proyezd 3 [tverskaya].