Comme Des Garçons is the exalted Japanese label headed up by designer Rei Kawakubo, - Kawakubo is regarded by many in the fashion industry as a genius. Trading since 1969, the label is respected internationally as an avant-garde tour de force and creative empire which sprawls far further than the mainline collections.
The Comme Des Garçons brand is based in two prestigious locations; Aoyama in Tokyo and Place de Vendôme in Paris. ‘Comme Des Garçons’ is French for ‘like the boys’, a name that reflects the design aesthetic of mixed masculine and feminine motifs, as well as the often playful overtones. Specialising in producing simple, easy to wear pieces with a playful element, our collection of Comme Des Garçons' work consists mainly of classic shirts, jumpers, cardigans and accessories.
Rei’s modus operandi is to always try to create something new; to make clothes which have never been made before. Comme Des Garçons pieces are often deconstructed and ‘distressed’ or left ‘unfinished’.
Under the Comme Des Garçons umbrella brand, other designers have created lines, most notably Junya Watanabe and more recently Tao Kurihara, meaning that there are multiple mens and womenswear lines, for different occasions, as well as ‘PLAY’, an irreverent and fun collection of street-style garments, ‘Shirt’, for tailored shirting, and a range of unisex fragrances. Masters of collaboration, Comme has also worked with the great and the good of the fashion industry, including Louis Vuitton, Cutler and Gross, and Converse.