There's no time like the present to stock up on work-from-home (WFH) essentials. And Comme des Garçons PLAY's upcoming collaboration is the latest in comfortable streetwear that's well-suited for looking fresh at home and, well, the streets.
Called 'PLAY TOGETHER', the collaboration involves two giants in the streetwear world: Nike and Converse. While the typically sneaker brands are no stranger to collaborations with Comme des Garçons PLAY—they're almost always readily available at the CdG PLAY stores and Dover Street Market Singapore—this will mark the first time that both brands have been invited to collaborate on ready-to-wear.
Each hoodie, T-shirt, and striped button-down shirt is designed with the red heart—that is the CdG PLAY logo—paired with either the Nike Swoosh or Converse's star-and-chevron emblem. The designs may be rather minimal in nature but when they're combinations of two iconic logos that are known all over the world, the simple approach is pretty much all that's needed.
In an effort to showcase how versatile the 'PLAY TOGETHER' collection is, Paris-based photographer and streetwear enthusiast Jean-Jacques Ndjoli conceptualised and captured four friends wearing the collection. Role Play features them in their WFH situations as well as their after-work activities and passions. Fellow photographer Julien Boudet plays ball on his off days, while Malyna Yanai dances whenever she's not being a stylist.
In some cases, WFH has made us realise that it's important now more than ever to have some semblance of separation between work and life. But as for our clothes, it's always better and more cost effective to have them work seamlessly across both situations.
The Comme des Garçons PLAY 'PLAY TOGETHER' capsule collection will be available from 5 March 2021 at Comme des Garçons Hilton as well as Club 21 x Comme des Garçons PLAY stores. Scroll through some of the pieces in the gallery above.