Under Stephen's direction, Comme des Garçons with the nose Nathalie Feisthauer of Symrise have created this new fragrance.
“I've always wanted to create fragrances, but there is no-one else with whom I would rather be sharing the challenges of this project. I love Comme des Garcons fragrances- in fact I think I may have been the very first person in London to buy one. And my respect for Rei knows no bounds. Her insistent and undiminished determination to look at all things in a new way identifies her as the most important designer of our times. Her single mindedness and strength of character are a constant source of inspiration to me.”
“Millinery I think is closer to fragrance than fashion. Perfume like hats, is an evocation of something fantastical, emotional and otherworldly.” -- Stephen Jones
It all started with a chance encounter back in 1984. Stephen Jones met Rei Kawakubo in Anchorage, Alaska... and the accord which was immediately struck between the master milliner and the great Japanese iconoclast led to the innovative catwalk collaborations which continue to this day.
To celebrate the launch of Wisteria Hysteria, director Henry Pincus has created a short film inspired by the fragrance. Exploring contrast and duality, the film tells the story of a woman’s encounter with another side of herself.