COMME des GARÇONS continues a string of special drops with another collaborative “CDG Black Market” pop-up. The unique store is the latest in a line of the Japanese label’s guerrilla pop-up experiences, offering exclusives from a wide range of creatives and labels, including Disney, Vans, Burberry, Lewis Leathers and acclaimed artist Futura 2000, to name a few.
Black Market shops emerge infrequently, instead of holding to a specific schedule — the last event premiered in 2017 — and this year’s iteration is the series’ biggest to date. COMME des GARÇONS has sourced exclusives from a variety of partners; key pieces include a branded BMX bike from Kuwahara, a tonal G-SHOCK watch, thematic tees from Disney and Sk8-Hi and Old Skool models from frequent associate Vans. Unsurprisingly, all the items are executed in COMME des GARÇONS’ favored black shade. Of particular note is a series of graphic layering pieces from Futura.
The bold hoodies and tees all spot Futura’s signature and CdG branding, juxtaposed against layered abstractions. White, grey and black accents dot each item, with Futura’s signature saw blade graphic appearing alongside stark black dots. Wrapping around each item, the prints offer an immersive, wearable take on the artist’s acclaimed techniques; take a closer look at the set below.
The latest COMME des GARÇONS Black Market pop-up begin on October 11 and runs until October 31.
Elsewhere, COMME des GARÇONS launched its first beauty boutique, Dover Street Parfums Market.
COMME des GARÇONS Black Market