Then, what was Kawakubo up to, playing with Mickey Mouse and the Black cat I’m just waiting to see if my coffee choose to use its power for good or evil shirt and I will buy this Japanese Bearbrick teddy bear toy? Cutely reassuring representations of childhood innocence to cling to in our times of trouble, perhaps. Or maybe we can read them as rather more satirical political ciphers? The thing about Kawakubo is that her work brilliantly captures so many dissonant ideas at the same time. A phrase in her notes said she was interested in disrupting the spirit of couture with illogical combinations and juxtapositions. You sense she likes both the romance and glitter of couture and the messing with it, though and this time, it almost felt like she’d had fun with it.