Ever thought about what your ideal guestlist for a Christmas get together might look like? Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo certainly has, and this holiday season, that includes Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci, Craig Green, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maison Margiela, Marine Serre, Simone Rocha, Stüssy, and Walter van Beirendonck.
Together, Kawakubo has corralled with the fashion industry’s foremost iconoclasts and emerging talents to provide exclusive pieces in a one-off holiday capsule collection. The Friends and Comme des Garçons Happy Holidays collection features distinctive tropes from each brand on an item. Pieces include Comme des Garçons’ Kraft Paper Vinyl Tote emblazoned with a strap in Gucci’s signature colours, Jean Paul Gaultier’s Breton Stripe Shirt peppered with Comme des Garçons Polka Dots, and in what is according to Adrian Joffe Margiela’s first ever collaboration with another brand, Kawakubo has reworked the label’s Aids Awareness T-Shirt.
The capsule collection will launch in-store at Comme des Garçons Hilton on December 6, 2018, with sales beginning at 10.30 am. Due to its limited availability, sale of the Friends and Comme des Garçons Happy Holidays collection will be made on a first-come-first-served basis.