hong kong: wisteria hysteria in white hats

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it was in 1984 that comme des garçons' elusive creative director rei kawakubo first met british milliner stephen jones, and the two being totally on the ball in their respective fields, the immediately hit it off. jones consequently designed hats for many comme des garçons men's and women's collections. the two have renewed their collaboration with a new collection of men's and women's hats which have been given their own installation at the comme des garçons store in hong kong. the hat designs come in a wide range of artfully constructed concoctions, and they're all made in white. coinciding with the presentation is the launch of a new collab unisex perfume called wisteria hysteria. following the 2008 launch of a perfume packaged in all-black, the very latest fragrance is presented in an all-white perfume bottle design marked with a chic little ribbon. similarly to the previous perfume, wisteria hysteria has a distinct floral tone, but infused with pepper, clove, frankincense, mate, musk, benzoin, amber, and of course, wisteria plants. location: comme des garçons, 10 ice house street [central].

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