Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Easily one of the most iconic sneaker collaborations of recent years, Converse x Comme Des Garçons continues to sell out – but where did it all start? Read on for everything you need to know about this fashion-forward collaboration.
High fashion and the high street is often a mixture that can go one of two ways – disastrously or iconic. Thankfully, in the case of Converse x Comme Des Garçons, the latter was the case. If you wish to know more about collabs and this Comme des Garcons model, keep on reading and consider yourself a new pair of Chucks.
- Use the Chuck Taylor shoe construction since it can be a statement in your wardrobe.
- Available in low and high-top variables and both black and white base colours, you can also opt for some new colourways.
- Commes des Garçon aspect of the shoe is displayed and recognised with their iconic heart and eyes logo.
- If you’re trying to get a stylish casual look, consider a pair of jeans that you can wear with your Converse all star shoess.
Designed by Filip Pagowski himself, the Converse x Comme Des Garçons collaboration started all the way back in 2009 when the two iconic brands met to design a series of 4 different styles. When initially creating the world-renowned collaboration – Converse reached into their archive to pick out a Chuck Taylor silhouette first used in the 1950s for US military. The entire Chuck Taylor All Star is all about an exclusive street style, great for true fans of Instagram trends that are slowly coming back.
Comme Des Garçons, is a Japanese fashion label which translates to mean ‘Like Boys’ in French, and is based in both Tokyo and Paris. Confusing right? But, anyway, the brand has had a major success, especially with their collaboration with Converse. The signature Comme Des Garçons ‘Play’ logo consists of a red heart with two eyes, this features on all the converse collaborations in many different ways. All styles are available in both black or white and hi-top or low-top making them desirable to a wide range of people. The right Converse Chuck shoe can be found at almost any retailer, and still to this day, you will want to wear them with khaki skinny jeans, cool t-shirts and enjoy comfort and style.
Comme Des Garçons Play Converse
Available in both black and white, these signature converse are a bloggers and celeb fave. The classic converse style has the Comme Des Garçons logo on the side. This is the simplest trainer from the collaboration and is a key piece for any Converse collector (if there is such thing). These can be styled with a wide range of outfits but keep it casual and stick to either slim fit jeans or trousers with a basic tee or opened up shirt.
Comme Des Garçons Converse Pro
Continuing with the iconic collaboration between Converse and Comme des Garçons, a limited edition design was brought out which had a lot more heart to it. The shoe is covered with the heart logo in either red, black or white depending on the canvas colour of the trainer. Commes des Garçons Converse in white have either red or black hearts and the black trainers have red or white hearts. Available in both hi-top and low-top styled Converse, this design gives you plenty of colour and shoe options to choose from.
This design is a lot more busy than the ‘Play’ design but if you really want to stand out and get your shoes noticed, these are the ones for you. Wear them with a simple outfit and keep the colours to a minimum and let the shoes do all the talking.
Commes Des Garçons Converse Polka Dot
If all over hearts seem a bit much for you, one last design has been made between Commes des Garçons and Converse. A polka dot version of the hi-top and low-top Chuck Taylor trainer has been created. The shoe is covered in contrast black or white polka dots depending on the converse canvas colour and has, of course, the iconic heard CDG logo on the outside of the shoe, overlapping any polka dots.
How To Style
Styling converse has a real 90’s feel to it, blue straight cut jeans and a pattern shirt shouts Marty Mcfly vibes. Or if you’re more of a Danny Zuko kind of guy, a leather jacket and black jeans will give you the effortlessly cool look. Styling Converse Commes des Garçon is no different, a pair of straight cut jeans or trousers will do the trick. If you’re wearing high-tops keep the trousers just above the ankle as this will help show off the trainers.
When it comes to the low-tops, no matter what Commes des Garçon style you choose, these can be worn with a pair of black jeans and white tee if you want to keep it simple. However, converse are a trainer that can be worn well with trousers as this gives off the 90’s style even more. Partner your converse with tan, brown or black trousers and a plain T-shirt. This is a very smart casual Converse look as the trousers add some smartness to the outfit.
Converse x Commes Des Garçon
- The collaboration use the Chuck Taylor Converse shoe construction.
- Iconic Commes des Garçon heart is featured on all styles in one way or another.
- The shoes are available in both low-top or high-top variables.