This is the first time that COMME des GARCONS has partnered with the Andy Warhol Foundation, coming together to present a special capsule collection in honor of Japan’s Golden Week holidays and mark the start of a large exhibition of the great artist’s work. Using a tote bag, backpack, two pairs of shoes, and a series of Tees as a base, the duo cover each piece with iconic images from Warhol’s repertoire in a range of colorways as eccentric as the man’s work itself. The images are primarily a retrospective on the work Warhol completed in the later years of his life, much like the focus of the 10th Anniversary Exhibition to be hosted at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, which will claim the title as the largest showing of his work. The release of the Capsule Collection will coincide with the show, with limited quantities at the COMME des GARCONS flagship shop as well as the Dover Street Market Ginza in Tokyo beginning April 27. But you can preview the entire collection now after the click.
Release Date: April 27, 2013 (Saturday)