Comme des Garcons Ganryu Mens

12 Aug 2016

Having formerly worked as a pattern cutter for Junya Watanabe, Fumito Ganryu launched GANRYU in 2008. Under the guidance of Comme des Garcons’ Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garcons Ganryu label continues in Autumn/Winter '16 with a workwear focused collection that embodies the designer's passion for asexual clothing that transcends gender. During the catwalk show, both men and women modeled different versions of the same outfit, each outfit being styled slightly differently for the man and woman. The brand was instrumental in the wave of brands starting to produce unisex clothes and continues to push the trend each season.

Functionality, if not occasionally obscure functionality, is at heart of the Ganryu brand. Each collection is intended to be worn daily and this one is no different as the brand's infamous focus for quality and unique construction is clear. Meticulously crafted, patchwork and paneled garments feature heavily. Especially on the patchwork denim jacket above, the brands DNA runs through every detail, the design is typically obscure as there is an abundance of pockets, one for almost every occasion. Fashionable but extremely functional. Outerwear, in particular, is where the collection excels: built for unpredictable wintery conditions the contrast collar nylon coach jackets and the primary block coloured puffa jackets will keep any wearer warm this winter. The colour palette of the collection was inspired by the artist Mondrian's work: famous for minimalist, abstract art painted that combined black and white with controlled splashes of primary colours such as blue, red and yellow. Below, the shirt modeled typifies both the artistic direction of the collection and the innovative Japanese craftsmanship that sets the brand apart from its competitors. Shop the latest Comme des Garcons Ganryu at now.