Comme des Garçons Shirt and Kaws Unveil Collaborative Collection

The fashion house’s CDG Shirt sub-label has unveiled a collaborative collection with acclaimed artist Kaws for its fall/winter 2021 collection.

An antithesis to the dark colors of the larger Comme des Garçons line, CDG Shirt is known for its colorful, playful designs. Once again consummating their long-time partnership, Rei Kawakubo and renowned artist Kaws join forces for another project. Playful prints were plastered across colorful separates, revealed amidst the brand’s fall/winter 2021 line up.

Close-ups posted to the artist’s Instagram offer a detailed glimpse into the cartoonish collaboration. His famous Chum character took center stage in pastel pink and green, on crisp button-down shirts peeking out beneath a school boy-ish blazer, while Kaws’ smiling letters spell out “CDG” across reversible gilets and an oversized cross-body bag in hues of yellow and orange.

The collection presents various tees, hoodies, jackets and drawstring bags adorned with the Kaws Companion character and other Kaws graphics. The prints were a mix of existing designs, new works and re-purposed illustration from Kaws’ previous collaboration with CDG. The letter “CDG” are also featured prominently, drawn in Kaws’ signature style, such as on the green padded gilet and button-up shirts. All-over prints with large graphics are also found on two other button-up shirts. Plenty of quarantine gear was on hand as well, including sweatsuits, cardigans, insulated shorts and even a few peek lapel blazers rendered in matching cotton jersey, lined with Kaws artwork for a splash of fun.

The CDG Shirt x Kaws collection is expected to hit stores in August.