Sad news coming from Comme des Garçons.
The brand announced today that it will be closing Tao Comme des Garçons, one of their sub-labels. The womenswear line, founded in 2005, had it's last showing in Paris this past October for it's Spring 2011 collection. Designed by Tao Kurihara, she has worked with the company since 1997. This was also Kurihana's first line for the company.
"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," a Tao spokesperson told WWD.