RIP Ganryu, Comme Des Garcons’ Most Underrated Brand

by MR Magazine Staff

When discussing the fashion giant that is Comme des Garçons, it’s easy to get lost in the myriad of labels and sublabels that make up the machine that Rei Kawakubo built. From its inception, Comme des GARÇONS has always been a bastion for fashion’s black sheep—whether that meant a controversial approach to clothing design, or simply an extensive use of the color black. Even with a diverse roster of designers under its umbrella, it’s ironic that one of Comme’s most unique labels—Ganryu—has been one that focuses on building around daily basics. Canadian shop Haven and Miami boutique Unknwn initially broke the news that the label is coming to a close. There is no official statement from Comme, but a representative from the company confirmed that Fumito Ganryu has left the company. The news is unfortunate, as Ganryu’s radical embrace of the most common items in our closets helped make it one of the most criminally underrated names in modern menswear. Read more at Highsnobiety.