Comme des Garcons Shirt
Brand backstory: What?s in a name? For Comme des Garçons Shirt, ?shirt? is only part of the story. Yes, the label?an offshoot of Rei Kawakubo?s main menswear line?produces shirts. But it offers a full range of tops, bottoms, shoes?even underwear. Shirt plays on many of Comme?s favorite tropes, including mix-and-match colors, fabrics, and prints and unexpected, eye-popping mashups. Where else will you find a pair of electric blue penny loafer creeper-soled sneakers? The goods tend to be slightly more restrained than the wilder-the-better play on gender and shape that Kawakubo has made an art form of?but make no mistake, you?re never going to blend in with Comme des Garçons. CDG fans wouldn?t have it any other way.
-Designer: Rei Kawakubo
-Who wears it: Japanese hipsters, fashion writers, Kawakubo obsessives
-You know it for: Being the slightly less outré little brother of mainline Comme des Garçons