Clear shoes? This see-through pair of Nike Dunks, designed by Rei Kawakubo of COMME des GARÇONS, is inspired by an old fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson in which an emperor is tricked into wearing invisible clothing, exposing himself completely. The see-through upper of the shoes interprets the story’s underlying contradiction of invisibility as transparency, which in today’s day and age is a commentary on information overload and over-sharing of the social media age.
The COMME des GARÇONS x NikeLab Dunk Hi will release tomorrow, February 8th, exclusively at COMME des GARÇONS NYC. A limited quantity of COMME des GARÇONS x Nike VaporMax is said to release as well.
Available at SSENSE.
COMME des GARÇONS x NikeLab Dunk Hi
Release Date: February 8th, 2017
Style Number: 917428-001