If there was one designer that I thought would have loved this season’s ‘fall for spring’ trend, it would be the all-black loving Rei Kawakubo at Comme des Garcons, but as usual, she surprised us with a collection made for a radical spring bride. The collection was called ‘white drama’ and was filled with notions of life’s milestones, with delicate, virginal lace shown alongside heavy satins and structured exoskeletons. There were elements of 1960s couture throughout with references to YSL’s Russian doll dresses and the voluminous nature of Balenciaga’s collections at the time. The lingerie-inspired design elements were a surprise, as Kawakubo isn’t exactly known for her delicate nature, but when paired with foam cages it highlighted the contrast between the structured outerwear and diaphanous slips. It was clear the feminine nature of the garments paired with bound wrists, arms, and overwhelming proportions were meant to provoke thought about the bounds and restrictions of femininity.