PLAY Comme des Garçons X K-Way Launches Thursday, January 12
With effervescence and a hint of nostalgia, Comme des Garçons and K-Way evoke joy through a lens of diffused minimalism
Comme des Garçons extends its brand ethos—as a sign, a symbol, a feeling—once again with a follow-up collaboration with French outerwear brand K-Way. Fusing function with style, the duo launches an invigorating update of K-Way’s eponymous silhouettes, the Leon Half Zip and the Claude Full Zip, introducing kids’ sizing to the vision.
With effervescence and a hint of nostalgia, Comme des Garçons and K-Way evoke joy through a lens of diffused minimalism. Color blocking is employed for a twist deviating from their initial collaboration by offering a spectrum of yellow, blue, and beige with contrasting black sleeves for adults, as for kids, red, blue, beige, white, and navy in monochromatic designs debut. All wrapped up in an innovative ripstop nylon shell, the collection is sure to endure any adventure with equal style and durability.
The collaboration offers a wide range of sizing and fits that expand on the philosophy of both classic silhouettes, including regular-fit and mid-length. Both brands have conceptualized their technical benefits to a great extent considering all models feature ventilation flaps installed at the yoke, ensuring breathability and zippered pockets at the waist. That’s not all. The jackets themselves can be made packable by folding them into their respective pockets.
Celebrated for his images’ personal quality and meticulously intentional framework, Creative Directors Ronnie Cooke Newhouse and Karl Bolander have brought photographer and filmmaker Julian Klincewicz on board to capture the collection. Employing film stills as a harness to capture the feeling of love, Klincewicz calls curates an atmosphere of sheer joy and a personal resonance varying with each viewer.
Products in the collection are available in sizes spanning from 2Y-12Y and XS-XXL. Kids Leon Half Zip and Claude Full Zip retail for $180, while apparel for adults retails for $220. The collection will be available January 12th, 2023, exclusively at all Comme Des Garçons and Dover Street Market stores globally and DSM E-SHOPS, followed by Comme Des Garçons’s wholesale clients.