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. Currently, in addition to his Model Millinery and Miss Jones lines (plus his work with innumerable other fashion stars), Stephen creates hats for Rei’s CDG Women’s and Homme Plus runway shows, and Stephen Jones 1 – a range of unique millinery for Rei’s London home, Dover Street Market. The enormity of their mutual respect was demonstrated in 2005, when Dover Street Market hosted Stephen’s Quarter Century exhibition.
Now, Stephen and Rei announce an exciting new chapter in their creative relationship: the development of a fragrance directed by Stephen Jones and produced by Comme des Garcons.
This represents the realization of one of Stephen’s longest held ambitions.