Though COMME des GARÇONS‘s seasonal sportswear partnerships aren’t limited to Nike, The Swoosh is the Japanese brand’s most frequent partner. Indeed, the collaborative tees that the two dreamed up for the BLACK COMME des GARÇONS diffusion line were only the beginning, as the sub-label has launched the first of several collaborative drops for Fall/Winter 2020, showcasing retro graphics and effortless layering pieces.
As usual, BLACK COMME des GARÇONS has elected to update a series of retro Nike graphics for this range, accompanying its own trim blazers, militaristic shirts and bondage pants with the classic sportswear imagery. A series of monochrome T-shirts best showcase the designs, which include a Nike Country and Blue Ribbon Sports logo, and some thematic co-branding, while a trim pullover opts for all-over prints that create a nearly abstract pattern. Finally, a pair of nylon coaches jackets — one with and one without a hood — feature relaxed cuts and tonal prints on the rear, nearly invisible against the black base.
Shop the first round of special Nike goods on BLACK COMME des GARÇONS’ website and expect them to hit Dover Street Market and other stockists shortly, followed by another drop closer to November 20.
It’s been a busy time for c’s affordable sub-labels, what with its street-savvy CDG line issuing a 40th anniversary collaboration alongside Stüssy