One of the most influential fashion houses of all time, Comme des Garcons was established in Tokyo, Japan in 1969, and has constantly been pushing and reshaping the boundaries of what the world considers ‘fashion’. Drawing inspiration from punk and underground subcultures, history and folklore and everything in between, lead designer Rei Kawakubo heads up the majority of the brand’s multitude of diffusion lines, including the men’s ready-to-wear line, Comme des Garçons SHIRT, which we are honoured to add to our lineup of the world’s best brands.
As the name may suggest, Comme des Garcons SHIRT uses the traditional man’s shirt as an anchor for its design ethos, but, in true CdG style, plays with the notion in surprising and unexpected ways. Exaggerated cuts, unusual material choices and combinations and distressed detailing all play a big role in the CdG SHIRT aesthetic, transforming what might ordinarily be part of a daily uniform into a unique artwork in itself. At the more casual end of the spectrum, CdG SHIRT also produces its own takes on casual staples like t-shirts and hoodies, with their own label-within-a-label Comme des Garcons SHIRT Boys. Displaying the same idiosyncratic design approach and attention to detail of the main collection, CdG SHIRT Boys employs hand-finished branding and distressing, lending the pieces a streetwear sensibility that’s aimed at a younger audience, while still channelling the same punk spirit as all of Kawakubo’s work.
Aphrodite is delighted to offer a range of Comme des Garcons SHIRT clothing and footwear, which offers unparalleled quality and uncompromising style, ideal for adding that statement investment piece to your wardrobe.