I see a red door
and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
Rolling Stones-Paint it Black
It may be summer, but black is and will always scream classic chic, which is why Comme des Garçons, dropping its new line “Black” at Dover Street Market on June 18th, is exactly what the fashion doc prescribed for the summer: a gorgeous dose of black to rein in the beautiful cacophony of summer colors.
Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons, was founded in 1969 by Rei Kawakubo, who then expanded her artistic expression to create DSM, an eclectic department store, situated in London, housing the funkiest styles. Many respected designers’ apparel, perfumes and wallets are showcased there; Boudicca, Raf Simons, Junya Watanabe, Giles Deacon and Luella Bartley to name a few. With surreal art displayed on each of the impressive six floors of this fashion house, expect to be blown away, and even to pick up some creative vibes of your own as you sift the plethora of fashion goods before you.
“Black” is a collection of t-shirts, hoodies, Bearbrick metal jewelry and Comme des Garçons’ iconic styles (best selling, out of the ordinary silhouettes, prints of checkerboard, polka dots and gingham etc.) in black to celebrate CDG’s 40th anniversary. The collection is already available in two Tokyo department stores, and in other shops across Asia. On June 22nd, a freestanding “Black” store will open in New York located at 10th Avenue and 17th Street in Chelsea, and it will also be available for purchase at Barneys on June 22nd for two weeks. Paris is also a happy camper, as it will receive the gift of “Black”, albeit for a limited time. Kawakubo’s creation has already garnered a staggering number of addicts; we expect big things for the upcoming launches! It’s available for only 18 months, so get to purchasing and rocking your timeless black gear.
Prices range from $84-$147 for tees, and $350-$625 for jackets, half the price of the main CDG line. For more information or to visit the DSM Estore: http://www.doverstreetmarket.com/
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