Dear Shaded Viewers & Diane,
Comme des Garçons’ exceptional act of exhibitionism in Tokyo women’s spring-summer 2021 was more of a sweet and safe working from home situation than an isolated presentation. However, it turns out that working from home doesn’t at all mean solo for Comme des Garçons!
French sports equipment manufacturers Salomon was in attendance. This time, they were not contemplating Mickey Mouse and the Bearbrick teddy bear toy balancing on Rei Kawakubo’s outerwear silhouettes, but ULTRA softening the model’s walking tempo that has always defined the brand’s artistic performances. It was upcoming footwear collaboration: DISONANCE.
The two jolie-jolie styles (a platform shoe and Kawakubo’s iconic Mary Jane with one adjustable buckle strap in black or white) created four viable combinations that make the perfect indoor-outdoor convertible while guaranteeing the off-roading safety the manufacturer specializes in.
Resulting in yet another example of Comme’s long-term fraternities discovered through scouting supreme suppliers for bilateral collaborations. Together, they are popping up as the ones driving design into positivism. Both styles are exclusive to Comme des Garçons and will be available as of March 2021 from their own brand stores and Dover Street Market.
Marcelo Horacio Maquieira Piriz.
Photos © Courtesy of Pr
Artworks © Ulises Chamorro