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Comme des Garcons
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Tokyo, Japan
Fashion house founded by designer Rei Kawakubo (see separate entry) and co-owned by her husband Adrian Joffe. Label started in Tokyo 1969 and established as a company in 1973. Debut show in Paris 1981. Other designers under the Comme des Garcons umbrella with their own sub-labels are Junya Watanabe and Tao Kurihara (separate entries). Comme Des Garçons lines designed by Rei Kawakubo: ▪ Comme des Garçons – main womenswear line (since 1973) ▪ Comme des Garçons Noir – black-dominated womenswear collection (since 1987) ▪ Comme des Garçons Comme Des Garçons – (a.k.a. 'Comme Comme') womenswear (since 1993) ▪ Comme des Garçons Homme Plus – main menswear line (since 1984) ▪ Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Sport - sporty subline of Homme Plus ▪ Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Evergreen – subline of Homme Plus, re-invented items from past collections (since 2005) ▪ Comme des Garçons Homme Deux - formal tailored menswear (since 1987) ▪ Comme des Garçons SHIRT – shirt-dominated collection (since 1988) ▪ Play Comme des Garçons – casual streetwear for younger men and women with bug-eyed heart logo (collaboration with New York graphic artist Filip Pagowski ) ▪ Black Comme des Garçons – temporary womenswear and menswear low-priced diffusion line, sold in signature BLACK pop-up shops designed by Junya Watanabe: ▪ Comme des Garçons Homme – menswear Japanese line (since 1978) ▪ Comme des Garçons Robe de Chambre - womenswear Japanese line (discontinued) ▪ Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons – womenswear (since 1992) ▪ Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons Man - menswear (since 2001) ▪ Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons Man Pink – menswear items for women (discontinued) designed by Tao Kurihara: ▪ Tao Comme des Garçons – womenswear (launched 2005, discontinued after spring 2011) ▪ Tricot Comme des Garçons – womenwear knits