Get used to hearing more about Comme des Garcons ahead of this year’s Met Gala.
Skateboard brand Supreme is following up its Louis Vuitton collaboration by pairing with another high-fashion luxury label: Comme des Garcons.
Supreme has unveiled its collection with the Japanese brand, founded by designer Rei Kawakubo in 1969, which includes a lightweight polyurethane-coated fishtail parka, a cotton gabardine suit covered with eyes, hooded sweatshirt, logo T-shirt, coin pouch and Nike Air Force 1 Low. The collection dropped Thursday and, not surprisingly, is already sold out online.
However, die-hard fans can still try to shop the collab in person at Supreme stores in L.A., New York, London and Paris. It’ll also be available in Supreme stores in Japan on April 15, as well as Dover Street Market in New York, London, Toyko, Singapore and I.T Beijing Market.
Supreme’s next collaboration is rumored to feature images of Michael Jackson on hoodies, tops and tees.
The partnership for Comme des Garcons comes just a month before Kawakubo’s Costume Institute’s spring 2017 exhibition.
The show, which will be held in the museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall on the second floor, will feature approximately 120 womenswear designs that Kawakubo, who’s known to be notoriously private, has designed for the Japanese brand. It will feature pieces from her first Paris show in 1981 to her most recent collection that blur the lines between fashion and art.
For her fall 2017 collection, the designer once again challenged fashion’s status quo, sending out models in various blob shaped forms. As THR senior fashion editor Booth Moore noted, “Her collection wasn’t about fashion, it was about perception; and she didn’t show clothes, she showed forms that challenged expectations and norms.”
Kawakubo will also serve as this year’s honorary chair at the Met Gala, along with co-chairs Katy Perry, Pharrell and Anna Wintour. Perry covered Vogue‘s May issue in — you guessed it — Comme des Garcons.
Guess we’ll have to see if any other A-listers attending fashion’s biggest night will embrace Kawakubo’s otherwordly shapes. In any case, at least there’s the Supreme collection to consider.