If the current Comme des Garçons Shirt collection appears simpler than previous ones, credit a Lacoste partnership that let loose a herd of alligators across the clothing. As many variations on the Lacoste mascot as there are on the button-down. Whether it is scaled up or down, printed, divided by ginghams and college stripes, or reinterpreted in gold rather than forest green
These variations come from Kawakubo
. Other places included black overalls, wide-legged pants, or over-the-knee shorts with Lacoste polos and crewneck shirts, and the French brand’s vibrant sporty hues appeared on sweaters and, most significantly, patchworked color block button-down shirts.
This season’s collection included textures such as tie-dyed corduroy pieces and tailored looks made of felted wool that was similarly color-blocked but in earthy, neutral tones
This season’s white button-down shirts included paneling
, patchwork, zipped sleeves, and plackets with diagonal or fringe-like edges as accents. These appeared on the runway before a series of heather grey sweat shorts that were worn with a tonal zip-up hoodie, a cardigan, and a sweatshirt; this may have been done to close a collection by Shirt that leaned notably more towards sportswear than it has in previous collections.
K-Way and PLAY COMME des GARCONS
In recent years, COMME des GARCONS and its numerous labels have started churning out collaborative projects. Recently, we saw the brand collaborate with Alpha Industries to create jackets with military flair and with PORTER to create a line of Christmas bags. As a follow-up to their inaugural project from 2021, PLAY COMME des GARCONS is currently attracting notice for its second collaboration with K-Way.
A CDG wholesale client will drop theirs after the collection debuts on January 12 at all CDG and Dover Street Market locations worldwide as well as DSM E-SHOPs. Retail prices for the children’s items are $180 USD and $220 USD for the adults’.
Through fresh adaptations of the iconic Leon Half Zip and Claude, Full Zip jacket silhouettes for both adults and children, the two parties expand on their current range of styles for this collaboration.
The garments are constructed from dependable ripstop nylon and adorned with co-branded hits that display the K-Way emblem and a set of PLAY CDG heart logos on the left chest. The adult versions have black sleeves with yellow, blue, or beige front and back panels, while the children’s versions come in navy, blue, white, red, and beige.