Stussy x CDG Collab
Just ahead of the official release, we take a closer look at the anticipated COMME des GARÇONS x Stüssy 40th-Anniversary Varsity Jacket. From the images, we get a better look at the large chenille patches present on the arms and back — depicting signature items from both Stüssy and CDG (from a fragrance bottle to a bucket hat) and an XL patch of a CDG Surf Guy, respectively.
The varsity jacket is made from melton wool and features satin lining, and is ribbed at the collar, hem, and cuffs. The jacket is finished with tonal “CDG” embroidery at the left chest, just above embroidered COMME des GARÇONS and Stüssy branding in white. Highlighting the 40 years of Stüssy is the embroidery of the original Stüssy Chapter Store locations and the years “1980 – 2020.”
Stüssy has been revealing some seriously big collaborations recently. If the Stüssy x Dior pieces weren’t enough -- debuted in Miami back in December at Dior’s Pre-Fall 20 show -- today the brand announce another creative union, this time with Comme Des Garçons. However, given it’s the iconic skate brand’s 40th anniversary, it’s no surprise they’re pulling out the big dogs for the occasion.
The King of California cool and the Queen of Japanese high fashion have come together to create a co-branded melton wool varsity jacket -- the kind your high school self could only dream of. Suitably collegiate, the jacket celebrates Stüssy’s tenure with a 1980 - 2020 emboss on the front. The varsity jacket also features satin lining and a huge brand motif on the back. Replacing “Mathlete” and “Prom Committee ‘82” on the sleeves are instead patches depicting bucket hats, trackie bottoms, shirts and T-shirts -- all in health goth hues of black, grey and white.