Comme des Garçons SS 1999 Foundational “Base” Mini Dress with Padded, Structured Fabric at Waist - skirts were shown that season only in the front, as in an apron, or folded in half and attached on the side of the body using safety pins. The design of this mini dress facilitated various ways to style the collection.
Junya Watanabe AW 1999 “Stiff Widow” Collection. Junya explored the relationship between fabric and structure that was lesser dependent on the body than on the construction of the skirt itself. An idea he explores here is how excess fabric can be folded to create utilitarian storage pouches — an idea he expresses most fully in this SS 2003 “Parachute” collection.