The Cologne-based street style queen Michelle Elie is the most well-known Comme des Garçons collector. She has amassed up to 70 archive pieces, each of which has its own room at the top of her home. Lynn Yaeger of Vogue is another ardent supporter. She is well-known for showing up to fashion events in a mille-feuille mash-up of the company’s multi-layered pieces, such as torn petticoats, smocks, and cocooning coats. Yet, it’s been clear in recent months that a new group of collectors has arrived in town—viral Instagram models whose taste is more outrageous than avant-garde and trend-setting than agenda-subverting.Go onward.
Comme Des Garçons is the most unlikely brand
Iris Law, who wore a similar ensemble to the Fashion Awards in August 2022, followed Kylie Jenner in wearing a clingy two-piece from Comme des Garçons’ autumn/winter 2007 collection. “Dreamed of wearing this look from a collection I have liked for so many years,” Law posted on Instagram after the incident. Nevertheless, Jenner sliced her suit, turning the drop-hem lycra leggings from the collection into a miniskirt to create a look that was just as unabashedly sensual as the Versace, Mugler, and Jean Paul Gaultier outfits from the ’90s that she also adores.
COMME des GARCONS PLAY and K-Way have teamed together once again.
According to Gill Linton, the creator of the personal shopping app and e-commerce platform Byronesque, which links ardent vintage dealers and collectors worldwide, “We sold four or five glove skirts off the back of Kylie’s appearance — people were even eager to buy them in unusual colors.” In addition to locating museum-quality Comme des Garçons rarities, such as the protruding and padded runway outfits from “Lumps and Bumps,” Linton specializes in “modern vintage,” or items from the ’80s onward. Linton observes that there is a “cultural crossover emerging” between the extremely popular and avant-garde (e.g., Kim Kardashian wearing Rick Owens and working with Michèle Lamy), and that “mainstream influencers drive demand.
COMME des GARCONS PLAY Announce Second Partnership
To give your wardrobe a much-needed refresh for the new year, COMME des GARCONS PLAY and K-Way have teamed together once again. With this partnership, the Leon Half Zip and Claude Full Zip, two of the French outerwear label’s most recognizable shapes, will be available in children’s sizes, extending the duo’s current range of styles. Regular mid-length fit and a tough nylon Ripstop construction are features of the half-zip and full-zip variants, respectively. The jackets’ venting panel at the yoke ensures breathability, and their waist-level zippered pockets make it simple to compress them into a carry-on.
The outfits are completed with co-branded names that incorporate
the K-Way emblem and a collection of CDG PLAY hearts.
The adult versions feature black sleeves and a main body that is either yellow, blue, or beige. The first color palette of the cooperation, consisting of navy, blue, white, red, and beige, is reflected in the children’s fashion.
Retail prices for the Claude Full Zip and Leon Half Zip are $220 for adult sizes and $180 for children’s sizes, respectively. The collection is currently offered at all Dover Street Market and COMME des GARCONS retail locations worldwide, as well as the DSM online store.