The Drop: November 9, 2016
The Drop: November 9, 2016
- Words Grailed Team
- Date November 09, 2016
Welcome to The Drop, a shoppable feature from Grailed. Once a week we'll be randomly opening up our archive to give you guys a first come, first served opportunity at owning a piece of clothing history. We’ll be teasing each drop over social media up until it goes live so make sure you follow us on Twitter and Instagram for your shot at copping.
All we ask is that you do not re-list anything purchased from The Drop on the site for at least one month's time. Limit one item per user.
- Price $150
- Size l
- Color Navy
In 2011, Comme des Garçons opened its Good Design Shop in Tokyo in conjunction with Kenmei Nagaoka of D&Department Project, a store concept based on the principle of
Long Life Design. Offering various lifestyle and home goods, the Good Design Shop also hosts an in-house line of simple and relatively affordable Comme des Garçons clothing based on archival designs. The Good Design Shop is now a permanent fixture with a more curated selection offered in Dover Street Market. This classic coaches jacket is done in navy with a white back print of a repeated sporty graphic logo with segmented levels of halftone for a gradient effect and the classic CdG typeface logo below.
- Price $150
- Size m
- Color Yellow
Every band has equipment, a stage to play on, a crowd to jam with and, of course, groupies. These people would flock to the scene just to get a chance to meet their knights in shining armor with little to nothing stopping their tireless endeavor to accompany them. Undercover's Spring 1999 collection cleverly featured the
groupie anorak, so fans could have actual merchandise attesting to their love of the then up-and-coming Harajuku-based label. Since the introduction of the groupie motif, Undercover designer Jun Takahashi has reintroduced it countless times in following seasons on everything from pants to bombers jackets. This particular water resistant anorak came in a variety of different colors making each a uniquely collectible piece.
- Price $100
- Size s
- Color White
Helmut Lang's Spring 2005 collection was the last he would design himself before selling his remaining stake in the company to Prada in October later that year. His later collections were often regarded as progressive takes on distinct concepts, his last being no different. Using a sailing theme after Bill Murray personally requested a pair of white cashmere sailor pants—most likely in relation to his starring role in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic—Lang designed summer-weight seersucker tailoring, white sailor pants, rugged nautical navy and indigo denim pieces and raffia
netting vests, taking the concept as literally as possible. This classic Helmut-era T-shirt includes the printed date of the runway show along with the classic Helmut Lang logo with a list of the cities its flagship stores were located in, while pulling the sailor influence in with a phantom print of braided mooring ropes along the front of the shirt.
- Price $600
- Size 8
- Color Brown
Introduced in the Fall 2006 collection, Rick Owens' Dunk sneaker is now a decade-old silhouette that has profoundly influenced all subsequent Rick Owens footwear and redefined the concept of luxury sneakers. With its distinctive stapled yellowing sole, extended tongue and chunky side zipper, they provided comfort and luxury without sacrificing attitude, and were instantly recognizable from afar. After a cease-and-desist from Nike in 2008 brought upon their demise, the Dunk went from covetable to true Grail status. This pair, released as a women's model, is from the Spring 2007
Wishbone collection inspired by Frank Frazetta’s space age illustrations. The sneakers are done in a soft brown calf suede feature a unique metallic finish on the contrast trim and trademark-infringing swoosh.