First brought into fruition in 1973, the iconic Japanese label Comme des Garçons was founded by fashion designer Rei Kawakubo. The brand arrived intending to question the fashion movement’s traditional offerings.
The label has continued challenging the status quo by making elevated, comfortable, and functional clothing styles. Comme des Garçons has created other lines over the years, such as Comme des Garçons Noir, Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Comme des Garçons SHIRT, and most notably, Comme des Garçons PLAY. The iconic sub-label Comme des Garçons PLAY debuted in 2002 as a component of the premium luxury label Comme des Garçons. Considered a more functional version of the primary elevated line, the brand takes on an elevated yet casual aeshtetic all while incorporating traditional wardrobe-essentials. It comprises long sleeve tees, crewnecks, hoodies, and more. Comme des Garçons PLAY is best known for its iconic bug-eyed red heart motif, which has become the face of the entire line. Artist Filip Pagwoski designed this motif.
"THE ICONIC RED HEART."
Comme des Garçons PLAY’s latest arrivals include the Red Multi Logo S/S T-Shirt. This cotton-cut silhouette utilizes a premium construction. A ribbed neckline is also placed for added dimension. Screen-printed logo branding and graphics are placed at the front, including embroidered bug-eyed heart motifs for a finishing touch. Layered on top of the t-shirt is the Comme des Garçons PLAY Knit Cardigan. Taking on a wool construction, the silhouette features a button-down closure in addition to a pointed collar. Rib-knit detailing resides at the trims, while the embroidered bug-eyed heart at the chest completes the rest of the design. As for shoes, Comme des Garçons ongoing collaboration with Converse in the All Star Chuck ‘70 OX Red Sole is a must-have footwear silhouette thanks to its signature bug-eyed motif and glossy red sole that makes an impression.
Additionally, the Half Heart T-Shirt from Comme des Garçons PLAY is another must-have tee from the brand’s latest arrivals. The cotton-cut tee features a subtle crew neckline and a screen-printed half heart graphic at the hem. An embroidered bug-eyed heart motif at the chest wraps up the silhouette. For a more classic approach to footwear, the Converse x Comme des Garçons PLAY All Star Chuck ‘70 Hi completes the overall aesthetic.
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