Just Restocked: Converse x Comme des Garçons PLAY

Just Restocked: Converse x Comme des Garçons PLAY

Haven Neiman

Fashion designer Rei Kawakubo established Comme des Garçons PLAY as a diffusion line to the primary Comme des Garçons line. This occurred in 2002, and this label proudly displays itself as a more functional and casual version of the primary Comme des Garçons label. Comme des Garçons PLAY is well-versed in introducing non-conforming styles that appeal to the younger generations, as it is highly recognized by its iconic bug-eyed red heart motif that is the face of the entire line. Designed by graphic artist Filip Pagowski, the bug-eyed red heart motif combined with the brand’s premium wardrobe essentials has resulted in Comme des Garçons PLAY remaining at the forefront of the fashion industry, paving the way for future brands alike.

 

With that, another brand has also made waves in fashion culture as a whole. Footwear brand Converse was established in 1908 by Marquis Mills Converse in Massachusetts. Best known for its Chuck Taylor All-Stars line of sneakers, Converse rose to popularity primarily in the 1960s and 1970s, specifically among a variety of youth subcultures and the overall counterculture movement. Converse sneakers are nothing short of a cultural icon, and their classic, casual style emphasizes a timeless design that is embraced by millions globally. Converse sneakers were initially designed to be worn as basketball shoes, as they included a thick rubber outsole and canvas upper that encompasses the ankle. The sneakers provided optimal comfort and support that was necessary on the court. Converse became a footwear staple worldwide, and continue to embody the brand’s original spirit.

 

First released in 2009, the Converse x Comme des Garçons PLAY collaboration presents Converse sneakers that have been treated with the Comme des Garçons touch, featuring the signature bug-eyed red heart motif from the Japanese fashion house. These sneakers display an unconventional and avant-garde aesthetic, and are extremely popular worldwide. Otherwise known as CDG Converse, CDG Converse can be styled in a multitude of different ways, depending on the specific style and occasion. They can be worn with simple jeans and a t-shirt, with a dress, skirt, shorts, and even a suit for a unique and unexpected formal look.

 

Available in low and high top iterations, this footwear collaboration is also available in shades like Black, White, Blue, and Grey. In the Converse x Comme des Garçons PLAY All Star Chuck ‘70 HI, the premium sneaker proudly takes on a crisp and comfortable canvas upper. This provides durability, while the upper is reinforced exposed stitching throughout. The cotton lace-up closure secures the overall design. A rubber toe cap is also placed for additional durability. This toe cap connects to the vulcanized rubber midsole and outsole. Metal eyelets are seen at the laces, while the primary spotlight of this collaborative sneaker is the iconic screen-printed bug-eyed red heart motif. This motif is placed at the side panel. A signature canvas All Star patch at the lateral provides further detailing to the look. Screen-printed branding and graphics reside at the insole, completing the look.

 

The latest restocked Converse x Comme des Garçons PLAY styles are available now in-store + online. Click here to shop now.

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Comme des Garcons PLAY Half Heart T-Shirt - White
Comme des Garcons PLAY
Comme des Garcons PLAY Half Heart T-Shirt - White
$123.00
Comme des Garcons PLAY Red Emblem Heart T-Shirt - White/Red
Comme des Garcons PLAY
Comme des Garcons PLAY Red Emblem Heart T-Shirt - White/Red
$123.00
Comme des Garcons PLAY Red Emblem Small Eyes T-Shirt - White
Comme des Garcons PLAY
Comme des Garcons PLAY Red Emblem Small Eyes T-Shirt - White
$96.00
Comme des Garcons PLAY Outline Heart T-Shirt - White/Red
Comme des Garcons PLAY
Comme des Garcons PLAY Outline Heart T-Shirt - White/Red
$123.00
Comme des Garcons PLAY Camouflage Edge Heart T-Shirt - White
Comme des Garcons PLAY
Comme des Garcons PLAY Camouflage Edge Heart T-Shirt - White
$124.00
Comme des Garcons PLAY Camouflage Double Heart T-Shirt - White
Comme des Garcons PLAY
Comme des Garcons PLAY Camouflage Double Heart T-Shirt - White
$124.00
Comme des Garcons PLAY Camouflage Heart T-Shirt - White
Comme des Garcons PLAY
Comme des Garcons PLAY Camouflage Heart T-Shirt - White
$124.00
Comme des Garcons PLAY Camouflage Mirror Heart T-Shirt - White
Comme des Garcons PLAY
Comme des Garcons PLAY Camouflage Mirror Heart T-Shirt - White
$132.00

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