If you havent read Cathy Horyn's article about Rei Kawakubo in last Sunday's NY Times magazine, you better get on it! Kawakubo, the designer of Comme Des Garcons built a creative empire by gathering creative people around her and letting them do their own thing with little input. Her guerrilla store got tons of press and put pop up shops on the mainstream map, and her multi brand London boutique Dover Street Market sets a new standard for lifestyle retailing. And Rei Kawakubo has created a veritable indie empire, with shoot-off labels by Tao Kurihara, Junya Watanabe and now Fumito Ganryu. How does she run her business and keep her creativity? Read the whole story here.