Comme des Garçons is a renowned Japanese fashion brand founded by designer Rei Kawakubo in Tokyo in 1969. The name translates to “Like Boys” in French. Comme des Garçons is known for its avant-garde and unconventional approach to fashion, challenging traditional notions of beauty and design.

Rei Kawakubo’s designs often feature asymmetrical cuts, exaggerated proportions, and deconstructed silhouettes, pushing boundaries and exploring the concept of clothing as art. The brand is celebrated for its creativity, innovation, and willingness to experiment with materials and techniques.

Comme des Garçons encompasses multiple lines, including:

  • Comme des Garçons mainline: This line features Kawakubo’s most experimental and high-concept designs, often showcased on the runways of Paris Fashion Week.
  • Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons (CDG): A more accessible line known for its wearable yet distinctive pieces, featuring a blend of classic tailoring and avant-garde elements.
  • Comme des Garçons Play: One of the brand’s most popular lines, characterized by its iconic heart logo designed by artist Filip Pagowski. Comme des Garçons Play offers casual apparel such as T-shirts, sweaters, and accessories.
  • Comme des Garçons Homme: A menswear line known for its innovative designs and exploration of masculinity in fashion.
  • Comme des Garçons Homme Plus: A high-end menswear line that showcases Kawakubo’s experimental approach to men’s fashion, often featuring bold colors, unconventional cuts, and unexpected fabric combinations.

Comme des Garçons has had a significant influence on the fashion industry, inspiring designers and challenging conventional notions of style and beauty. The brand’s commitment to innovation and creativity continues to shape the landscape of contemporary fashion.