The collab: Commes des Garcons for H&M
Why: Launched in 2008, this was Rei Kawakubo’s first foray in mass fashion. Often pegged as an elusive designer with a highly discerning clientele, this collaboration gave everyone the chance to look kick ass in a way only Comme des Garcons can provide. Of course, when the collaboration with the conceptual designer was announced, mass hysteria ensued. Even Tavi took the day off of school to go buy some.