Comme des Garçons is the cult Japanese-founded clothing label that defies trend, while always defining its own way. Long the darlings of the avant garde fashion world, Comme des Garçons introduced its street-oriented Play sub-brand in 2012. Since then, Play's signature heart logo has itself found cult status. These are statement pieces unafraid to be experimental and to add a pop of colour to your everyday.
It all began in 1969 when Rei Kawakubo, now revered for her visionary designs, produced her first pieces under the Comme des Garçons name, with a boutique opening in Tokyo in 1975. Now headquartered in Paris, the Commes des Garçons style has always been to challenge existing conventions. Comme des Garçons was the first, for instance, to show deliberately distressed clothing. Play has an emphasis on more casual, youthful clothing, while always expressing the overall outsider ethos of Comme des Garçons, as showcased in a landmark show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2017.
Comme des Garçons Play sizing is, like its designs, particular to the label, so it's important to check how your measurements match up. Generally, clothes sizing is smaller than your usual size, so Comme des Garçons recommends going up a size. Fit in the label's Converse shoe collaborations, in contrast, is larger than your usual sizing, so Play recommend you go down a half size. Given Play's idiosyncrasies, you might consider ordering two of the same piece to find your personal fit.
Comme des Garçons Play sizing notes
- Clothing is cut on the small size, so consider ordering a size up for your usual fit
- Shoe fit in Converse collaborations is larger than your usual size, and the label suggests going down at least half a size
- All the label's shoes are to EU sizes, so be sure to choose the right pair for you
- If in any doubt, why not order two of the same item for the perfect Comme des Garçons Play fit?
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