Comme des Garçons Finds Waldo, Officially Rocks Our World
Rei Kawakubo really gets me. The CFDA International Award winner and designer behind the eternally cool, cult-classic Japanese label Comme des Garçons has rolled out another genius collection that tugs at the pop culture heartstrings of children raised in the ’90s. As a follow-up to the label’s clever collaboration with American cartoonist and The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, CDG presents the Where’s Waldo? (or Where’s Wally? if you’re in the UK) collection: a salute to the 25th anniversary of British Illustrator Martin Handford’s celebrated franchise.
According to the Telegraph, the super limited-edition capsule (as in, only 17 pieces have been produced of each style) features men’s and women’s tees and scarves with all-over prints reminiscent of scenes from the iconic cartoon. And yes, each piece include’s a cameo from the namesake star, decked out in his memorable red and white striped sweater and bobble beanie.
The CDG x Where’s Waldo? collection is stocked exclusively at most CDG boutiques, which means, unless you race to their sole NY outpost right this second, statesiders will have to wait until pieces start popping up on eBay. (But the pricey range already retails in-store for £160 ($248) to £305 ($473), so I can only imagine what items will cost once prices are jacked up online.)