Pharrell Williams, visvim, Chitose Abe can officially welcome Comme des GarÃ§ons to the rank of Moncler collaborators. As previously reported, Comme des GarÃ§ons has partnered up with Italian down company, Moncler, to launch a new pop-up retail experience and collaborative line, Moncler 365. While news of the collaboration was released back in February, the temporary store has officially opened two days ago in the upscale Aoyama district in Tokyo.
The temporary store is so named Moncler 365 because it is set to open for exactly 365 days. The space occupied by Moncler 365 had also previously housed Comme des GarÃ§ons’s one-off retail adventures with Louis Vuitton and Japanese Vogue. This time around, Moncler 365 is set to offer a carefully curated selection of goods and collaborations. Rei Kawakubo has hand picked items from Moncler and there will be an edited selection of Comme des GarÃ§ons products and other brands. Also, when summer rolls around, the store will be stocking up with a complete collaborative line designed by Kawakubo and made by Moncler. For now, some of the goods available with the Kawakubo touch include a nylon jacket from Moncler customized by Comme des GarÃ§ons.
While the majority of the collection will be available exclusively to the Aoyama store, select items will be made available at London’s Dover Street Market starting April 9th. via: WWD/ Brandon Shigeta