Comme des Garcons Homme Plus & Nike Bring Back the Air Sunder Max on the Spring ’22 Runway

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Comme des Garçons Homme Plus has revived a ’90s Nike silhouette.

This week, the label — founded by Rei Kawakubo — debuted its spring ’22 collection, which explored the theme: “The Existence of Flowers.” The sequence presented different interpretations of flowers and how they are not only used during “happy times.”

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“Flowers are not there only for happy times,” the label expressed in the show notes. “They exist also for tough, sorrowful and painful times. Even a tiny roadside flower can heal our shredded heart.”

The collection featured a plethora of complex shirt-dresses, cutout jackets and more that were dipped in floral prints and patterns — all set against a euphoric pink backdrop.

Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Spring ’22. - Credit: Yukie Miyazaki/WWD
Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Spring ’22. - Credit: Yukie Miyazaki/WWD

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Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Spring ’22. - Credit: Yukie Miyazaki/WWD
Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Spring ’22. - Credit: Yukie Miyazaki/WWD

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Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Spring ’22. - Credit: Yukie Miyazaki/WWD
Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Spring ’22. - Credit: Yukie Miyazaki/WWD

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Among the pieces featured in the collection was a reimagined sneaker. The label joined forces once again with Nike, this time bringing back the Air Sunder Max.

Thrusting down the runway was the silhouette in three colorways: white, black and a white/black combo. As sneakerheads recall, the double structure Air Max Sunder was born in 1998. Comme des Garçons debuted the sneaker with a sleek neoprene construction and nubuck leather. Inside the upper the shoe is equipped with a zip-up closure and a mesh fabric. Additional details include the CDG Homme Plus Logo, which is printed on the tongue on the inner layer.

Over the years, Nike and Comme des Garçons have delivered a plethora of sneaker collaborations. In January, the Japanese fashion label presented its fall ’21 collection, showing off unreleased Nike Air Foamposite Ones — set to drop in two colorways sometime during this year’s fall and winter season.

The two styles of the classic Nike Basketball silhouette wear monochromatic white and black-based make-ups that are paired with matching shoelaces.

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