Comme Des Garcons Homme
The French name Comme Des Garçons translates to 'like the boys'
which outlines the intrinsic values of the clothing, blurring the
lines of gender through clothing.
Japanese made and founded in 1969 by Rei Kawakubo, Comme Des
Garçons Homme - the primary men's range of the company was added in
1978. In 1987 Junya Watanabe was promoted to chief designer of the
Comme Tricot knitwear line and then moved on to design for the
Comme Des Garçons Homme line.
In 1992 Watanabe started his own line under the Comme name
called 'Junya Watanabe Comme Des Garçons' - a line that is also
available through Supply.
Comme Des Garçons specialise in conceptual designs - the use of
traditional Japanese techniques and fabrics, mixed into a modern
day aesthetic are also said to be somewhat responsible for the
uprise of the 'Neo Japonism' movement in fashion.