We heart Comme des Garçons especially these Comme des Garçons PLAY sneakers and with summer coming to an end so is designer Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. With the exhibit closing on September 4th, we had to see the avant-garde pieces one more time. And just like the first time, we were in awe of Kawakubo’s skill and imagination. Kawakubo’s work is both art and fashion and these abstract pieces from the runway and red carpet are amazing.
Luckily her Comme des Garçons PLAY (CdG PLAY) brand is more mainstream and filled with lots of fun tees and accessories. We especially love the CdG PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor® sneakers. The fun iconic red heart and eyes logo, created by artist Filip Pagowski, peaking above the outsole definitely have us feeling like a kid again.
Having owned several basic Chuck Taylor’s over the years, we’re familiar with the sneaker’s simplicity. However, these CdG PLAY styles use a heavier fabric as well as a thicker insole and outsole which make them sturdier and more comfortable than the basic style…perfect to tackle any activity.
There’s so much to see at the Met and luckily living in NYC makes it easy for multiple short trips to the museum. So we focused on covering one part of the building with certain wings and exhibits and took our little PLAY sneakers through the halls and stairs of the Met:
- Walking – 1.8 miles
- Steps – 5,462
- Floors climbed – 10
- Bike ride – 2 miles
Get outside and PLAY!