Comme des Garcons is the iconic Paris-based fashion label developed in the 60’s by Rei Kawakubo and has been a mainstay in international fashion ever since. Focusing on the quality of hand made products and unique design, Comme des Garcons features a collection of both stunning accessories and their luxury streetwear line, Comme des Garcons play. Catering to both men’s and women’s fashion, Comme des garcon is known for producing luxury products with an edgy and counterculture feel beloved by rebels and wearers of high-end fashion everywhere. Featuring a signature sense of humour and bold, evocative designs, Comme des Garcons is for people who enjoy looking good and feeling unique.
Incu is Australia’s home to international and local emerging fashion houses with retail storefronts in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast, as well as a complete online store. Developed in 2002, Incu is committed to offering Australia access to some of the most well-known and respected international brands like the iconic Comme des Garcons, as well as Stockholm-based Acne Studios and the French fashion label A.P.C.
Amongst the collection available, you’ll find a complete range of shirts, hoodies, polo tops and t-shirts and shoes like the Comme des Garcons signature Converse. Shop online for end of season sale items and the latest designs from this powerhouse brand.
How to tie Comme des Garcons converse
Undoubtedly, one of the most memorable pieces in the Comme des Garcons line of fashion accessories is their branded Converse sneakers. Loved and adored by both athletes and counterculture icons since the 1920’s, the Converse sneaker was among the first rubber-soled shoes available in the world. The silence and swiftness of the sole made them instantly favoured by athletes, especially basketball players, and embracing their target audience, Converse develop the “All Star” high-top shoe still loved and worn throughout the world today. Combining their relaxed and comfortable streetwear philosophies, Converse and Comme des Garcons merged their design expression to develop a signature shoe that is wearable with almost anything and features a wide array of colour choices. Favoured particularly by men’s minimalist fashion icons, the Comme des Garcons Converse sneaker has a particularly wide application and is wearable with chino slacks, relaxed denim, and day suits.
How to tie your Converse laces depends entirely on your own look and feel and what you’re wearing your sneakers with. The timeless and simple criss-cross shoelace pattern is both easy to tie and comfortable to wear. Starting at the bottom eyelets, thread your lace through both eyelets and keep both ends of the laces as even as possible. Pull the left lace through the next eyelet hole on the right side and pull the right lace through the next eyelet hole on the left. Keep the process up through each row of eyelets until you reach the top. You can choose to tie your laces in a standard knot, wrap the excess lace length around your ankle before you tie them off, or tuck your laces down into the shoe for a clean and edgy look.
Lacing a straight bar pattern is similar to the standard criss-cross pattern but offers a twist that looks a little cleaner and might suit Converse with office trousers and chinos a little better. Start in the same way you started the criss-cross pattern but pull the left lace back through the second left eyelet before you cross to the right. Repeat the process with the right laces. You want to pull the lace once through the same side eyelet before cross over every time. The result is a box looking finish that you can choose to tie at the top as before or tuck in to hide the lace tie.
Finally, the double lace pattern. This features two different coloured laces to produce a punk and edgy look. To really pull this look off properly you will need to carefully select your shoelace length before you get started. Select flat shoelaces and try to ensure they are fairly thin to avoid chunkiness and discomfort. Once you have two laces of the same length, start the criss-cross pattern as before, decide whether you want to tuck the laces in or have them showing at the top, and enjoy your retro look and shout out to the 70’s.
How to wear Comme des Garcons
Comme des Garcons is the luxury streetwear brand that focuses on casual styling with impeccable handmade finish. The collection features cotton t-shirts, buttoned shirts and a range of fun accessories. Pair your Comme des Garcons t-shirt with an olive or grey suit, something simple with a sharp finish and great lines, to produce an office daywear look that says that you don’t take yourself too seriously but you’re sharp as a tack. Finish the look with a pair of ivory Comme des Garcons Converse.
If you’re not the office type then a pair of camel chinos, brightly coloured Comme des Garcons Converse and a polo tee is a sharp looking day look that’s comfortable and easily paired with a blazer for cultured finish or an unzipped hoodie for roaming the streets.
Shop Incu online for the latest designs from this Paris-based fashion house developed and run by Japanese fashion icon Rei Kawakubo. Made for people who enjoy looking great and feeling chic, Incu offers the world’s most iconic fashion brands alongside local emerging Australian designers available for purchase online and in store.