Tao Comme des Garçons label to close

The Tokyo–based brand’s Spring 2011 collection was its last

Photo By Anthea Simms

Comme des Garçons announced today that its sub-label, Tao Comme des Garcons, is closing. Tao Kurihara has been at the helm of the line since 2005, designing a small concentrated womenswear collection for the Tokyo–based brand, whose clothes are heavily influenced by the designer’s fondness for surreal and frothy romanticism.

The most recent Spring 2011 showing in Paris marks the final crack at the catwalk for the label. “Tao wants to have a change of lifestyle and prefers to concentrate her creative energies on the ever popular label Tricot Comme des Garçons, shown in Tokyo twice a year,” was the explanation given in a statement from the company.