Comme des Garçons PLAY
Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons was first introduced to the fashion world in 1973 by self-taught designer Rei Kawakubo. Rei Kawakubo always had a passion for design, and her aesthetic was immediately different than the other designers. Each style she crafted was centered around providing a comfortable and functional fit that was elevated. Translated ‘like boys’ in French, the label’s overall movement questions standard female clothing and has since seeped over and grown into offerings for men and kids. Comme des Garçons challenges the status quo by creating different, comfortable, and functional styles that make a formal statement. Comme des Garçons has grown into introducing a variety of different sub-lines, including Comme des Garçons Noir, Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Comme des Garçons SHIRT, and most notably, Comme des Garçons PLAY.
Comme des Garçons PLAY, otherwise referred to as CDG PLAY, is perhaps the most iconic sub-labels of the primary brand. This causal streetwear line appeals to the younger generation as it's prevalent and sought after. The signature bug-eyed red heart motif is the face of the line. It has become synonymous with every item spotlighted within each delivery. Its heart motif was designed by New York-based artist Filip Pagowski and became more significant than anybody could’ve ever anticipated. Comme des Garçons PLAY has developed a cult following and introduces everyday styles with elevated finishes, including top-quality fabrics and processes. The youthful, casual, and luxury brand continues to craft new renditions of its original logo onto classic wardrobe pieces such as t-shirts, polo shirts, crewnecks, sweatshirts, and hoodies for men, women, and kids.
The Comme des Garçons PLAY Womens Polka Dot Sweater elevates itself from the traditional sweater. Crafted from an authentic blend of wool, the design sports a v neckline along with ribbed detailing that can be seen at the neckline, cuffs, and hem. Jacquard-stitched polka dots are placed throughout the silhouette, while the iconic bug-eyed motif is stitched at the upper-left portion of the chest. The Converse x Comme des Garçons PLAY All Star Chuck ‘70 HI sneakers are paired perfectly with the sweater. This signature Converse silhouette includes a canvas upper along with a high-top design. Exposed stitching is placed throughout, while the signature bug-eyed red heart motif can be seen at the side panels, seamlessly blending into the vulcanized midsole. The rubber toe box and outsole enhance this design’s durability and traction while offering an elevated aesthetic.
Every offering from Comme des Garçons PLAY elevates your everyday wardrobe essentials, as seen in the Comme des Garçons PLAY Half Heart T-Shirt. This signature silhouette incorporates a complete cotton-cut construction that allows its breathable and comfortable aesthetic. The primary spotlight of this design is the screen-printed bug-eyed red heart motif placed at the upper-left portion of the chest. Similarly, an enlarged half-heart can be seen at the hem. A crew neckline is also recognized, providing its finish. Another option from the signature Comme des Garçons PLAY label is the Commes des Garçons PLAY Gold Heart T-Shirt. This crisp design also includes a crew neckline and cotton silhouette. At the same time, its only difference is a patched gold heart motif, contrasting itself from the ever-popular and well-known red heart.
"The Iconic Red Heart"
Apparel for kids isn’t dismissed at Comme des Garçons PLAY. The little ones can also represent the elevated fashion label in selections like the Comme des Garçons PLAY Kid’s S/S Striped Shirt. The shirt is comfortable and breathable while upgrading the traditional shirt. All-over stripes are placed throughout the design, while the button-up closure and collar offer a secure fit. Filip Pagowski’s stitched heart at the upper-left chest completes the rest of the look. The Comme des Garçons PLAY Kid’s Striped Long Sleeve T-Shirt is another option for your little one for a more casual approach. The screen-printed stripes make a statement, while the cotton material offers a comfortable experience. Additionally, the stitched bug-eyed red heart makes an appearance at the chest, tying the overall look together.
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