The Scent of Streetwear
The Gosha Rubchinskiy perfume | Source: Courtesy
Rubchinskiy worked with Christian Astuguevieille, creative director of Comme des Garçons Parfum, on developing a scent inspired by what the designer described as "young people hanging together, skating together — concrete and skateboards."...
The Next Subject of the Met
Comme des Garçons, fall 2007
Comme des Garçons, spring 1996
Comme des Garçons, fall 2009
Comme des Garçons, fall 2015
Comme des Garçons, spring 1997, Kyoto Costume Institute
Comme des Garçons, spring 2004
Comme des Garçons, fall 2012
What the Fashion System Can Learn From Supreme-Style Product Drops
Gosha Rubchinskiy, a buzzy brand operated by Comme des Garçons, has fused the traditional delivery schedule with something closer to how streetwear brands like Supreme operate. "This was just how things naturally developed; it was not an intentional of part of a strategy," says Gilchrist....
Comme des Garçons X George Cox Comme des Garçons men's label, Homme Plus, has collaborated with the century-old British shoemaker George Cox on these two-part platform wonders, held together with a stiff elongated tongue, allowing for the removal of the boots' midsection.
George Cox first found subcultural popularity...
Extra Credit: Vetements Spring 2017 Hint Fashion Magazine
While Vetements is not the first label to make ample use of collaborations (Comme des Garçons has been doing it for years), it's certainly the first to put them all on the runway at the same, all sharing the same space. It remains to be seen how exactly logistics and delivery play out, or...
WOA Looks from Paris Men's Spring 2017
Dries Van Noten
Dries Van Noten
Comme des Garçons
Comme des Garçons
Walter Van Beirendonck
Walter Van Beirendonck
Comme des Garçons Men's Spring 2017Winning the award for most lo-fi invitation of the season, with what looked like a badly transmitted fax on slippery thermal paper, Rei Kawakubo, founder and head of Comme des Garçons was firing shots. In an unusually vocal collection, loaded with phrases such as 'The King is Naked Shout Out...
Fragrance Of The Week: Linari Porta Del Cielo
Though born in the more parochial surrounds of Derby, Buxton trained at Germany's leading fragrance producer and has a couple of hundred fragrances to his name, including the debut scent for Comme Des Garçons – a brand that inspires its own breed of fanatic.
So though Porta Del Cielo...
Gosha Rubchinskiy Just Released Your Essential Coffee Table Tome Grab yours on 25 June at the Commes des Garçons Trading Museum in Paris – probably not a poolside holiday read, but bragging rights for the coffee table nonetheless.
This Week on BoF Careers: Kéji, Village, Stella McCartney
Creative communications agency Village works with over 250 brands, including Kenzo, , Carven, , Palace, Comme des Garçons, Filson and YMC, to grow their business and build effective communication strategies. The company is hiring across a range of roles in London, including an account...
Anti Fashion: The Documentary DANSK Magazine In the time after 80s high glam, and in a time of global crisis, voices like Comme des Garçons and Margiela began re-defining the very conception of fashion. A new documentary by the fantastic M2M video network traces this cultural moment in their new documentary Antifashion – and features...
H&M Teams Up With Kenzo – Cue The Riots
Joining a list of past heavyweights like Alexander Wang, Comme des Garcons and Givenchy, the French fashion house has been tapped to create a line of clothing and accessories that we tip will sell out at the same breakneck speed.
What to expect from the Kenzo x H&M range is likely to be...
Treat Yo'Self! Garance Doré but, Comme des Garcons. Period.
Live the rosé life. I went to a wine tasting, which I suppose was actually a dinner where the food was merely a vehicle for enjoying all the variations of rosé ... there are many. I tried them. Four of them.
Inside Yohji Yamamoto's Fashion Philosophy
"Mine and Comme des Garçons outfits were very far from their sense of beauty," Yamamoto says. "For European people, our creations looked very dirty and ugly." But while most of the media derided them — telling the pair to go back to Japan — the buyers, always looking for something new,...
Comme des Garçons' Market Opportunity Hint Fashion MagazineComme des Garçons' massive semi-yearly sale is the stuff of legend. John Waters, who only wears Comme, is routinely spotted at them, comfortable in his eccentric element as he breezes about.
The next of these mega-sales, called Super Market Market (so good they named it twice!), will be held...
6 Wardrobe Essentials To Bag In oki-ni's 25% Off Mid-Season Sale
This one – from offbeat Japanese brand Comme des Garçons – is a refreshingly simple take from a label whose tangle of sub-brands seems to grow increasingly complex. (There are reputedly 20, though we've lost count.)
Give it the Riviera treatment with a linen blazer and some lightweight...
The Art of the Show Invite
Comme des Garçons and Cindy Sherman mailer, 1994 ($850)
Comme des Garçons invitation, spring 1996 ($150)
Comme des Garçons invitation, fall 1993 ($175)
Comme des Garçons invitation, spring 1992 ($200)
Yohji Yamamoto invitation (art by Marc Ascoli), spring 1985 ($195)
Paris Fashion Week Highlights
Floral abstraction at Comme Des Garçons
Printed luxury at Louis Vuitton
Going to the disco with Isabel Marant
Black on Black at Yohji Yamamoto
The return of construction at Balenciaga
Late night couture glam at Saint Laurent
Ancient Egypt at Givenchy
Hot Pink at Chanel
Fragrance Of The Week: Comme Des Garcons Dot
To celebrate the release, Comme Des Garçons commissioned artist Katerina Jebb to create an 'anti-perfume' video, entitled We Can Find Beautiful Things Without Consciousness, cut together in dream-(or nightmare, depending on your point of view)-like sequences of footage from Jebb's archive....
Would The Supreme x Yeezy Boost 750 Create A Hype Black Hole?
The Comme Des Garçons take – with the brand's iconic heart on the heel, à la its ongoing collaboration with Converse – seems pretty on-point. We're less convinced about the burger bun-starring, Big Mac take from those wags at McDonald's. And we just hope that the imagined Supreme x Yeezy...