It’s hard to measure the cultural impact of Rei Kawakubo‘s COMME des GARÇONS. To that end, it would be equally tough to wrap your thoughts around the inspiration Kawakubo’s Dover Street Market has supplied to its many contemporaries.
Her triumphantly uncategorized brand stands as a touchstone for Japanese fashion. And, as they’ve done season and season again, Kawakubo continues to collaborate with Vans. This time removed from a third collaborator — which in the past has been Supreme — Kawakubo offers a simplistic yet on-trend take on the classic Authentic.
An all-over printed upper sees CDG in black over a canvas constructed white backdrop. The branding moves in varying directions while holding the same font and size. It’s easy and cool — like good style tends to be.
Unfortunately, this COMME des GARÇONS x Vans Authentic is reported to be a Japan-only release. A limited drop is scheduled for tomorrow, October 27.