First Look: Comme des Garçons x Nike Air Max 97
Masters of broadcasting niche silhouettes to a mainstream audience, Japan’s fashion soothsayers Comme des Garçons are also adept at leveraging legacy models, the latest CDG x Nike Air Max 97 a testament to their enduring design principles.
Debuting during CDG’s AW22 show, the duo of Air Max 97s are replete with Rei Kawakubo’s inimitable design vernacular, both colourways opting for a distressed leather construction that give the collaborations an aged aesthetic. In fact, at first glance, the models almost look like a suede remix.
Elevated by the use of mesh underlays, the CDG x Air Max 97 again comes in CDG’s signature mix of monochrome palettes, the grey and black colourways elevating Christian Tresser’s original design blueprints. Nike branding is of course in its obvious places, but we’re yet to see where the CDG branding features.
Belonging to CDG’s AW22 collection, we’re not expecting to see these hit retailers until later this year.
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