Fashion April 28, 2017

Comme des Garçons Fan Puts His Extensive Collection Up for Sale

Global luxury fashion platform Farfetch recently incorporated Comme des Garçons archive site, dot COMME, to its platform. Founder Octavius la Rosa answered some questions from i-D to celebrate this development.

Octavius la Rosa: The Man With a Comme Des Garçons Obsession
Photo: i-D

Comme des Garçons fan, Octavius la Rosa, did an email interview with i-D about the incorporation of his CDG archive site, dot COMME, to fashion e-commerce platform, Farfetch.

Octavius first encountered Comme des Garçons on a trip to Tokyo when he was 18 years old, and has been smitten ever since.

The Melbourne-based fan has spent the past 10 years actively sourcing and curating a collection of Comme des Garçons pieces from all over the globe.

“When I dress up in Comme it makes me feel good. I think it’s as simple as that,” the collector wrote in response to an email interview with i-D. 

Pretty soon, Octavius’ hobby of acquiring CDG pieces became a business. He started putting up some pieces on eBay. Next, he opened a store in Melbourne before finally launching an online store known as dot COMME.

On his obsession of collecting the brand’s garments, he said, “I don’t think I could function if I stopped collecting. There are so many memorable collections for me.”

Octavius’ extensive collection includes pieces that date all the way back to 1975, as well as a large number of pieces from the 80s. He names the Autumn/Winter 96 Flowering Clothes collection one of his favorites.

You can find pieces from Octavius’ collection for sale on Farfetch now.

Source: i-D

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