The 1906R silhouette has been making waves within the realm of high-end fashion, showcased alongside the JUNYA WATANABE MAN FW23 collection. Many New Balance enthusiasts have eagerly awaited a monochromatic rendition of the tech infused sneaker. With a highly saturated collaboration release calendar, it is often hard to stand out from the crowd. However, Comme des Garcons knows how to do the most by saying the least when it comes to sneaker collaborations. Currently there is an absence of white and black monochromatic 1906R’s on the sneaker market, demonstrating that this silhouette will be a hit regardless of the season.
Featuring understated CDG branding on the tongue, this monochromatic rendition pays homage to minimalism, a design principle has been deeply embedded within CDG’s aesthetic output over the years. Last year the 550 and 580 silhouettes were the stylistic muse for New Balance, both sneakers were released in a variety of greyscale interpretations. This season the 1906R receives two exclusive colourways, including a triple black and yin yang reminiscent iteration with a fully white upper in juxtaposition to a black mid and outsole. The white pair features an intricate technical upper juxtaposed to a black heel cage and sole to demonstrate the 1906’s streamlined silhouette. While the triple black fulfils the demand as an unassuming closet staple, designed to integrate seamlessly into any wardrobe. Scroll through to discover CDG’s artistic interpretation of the 2000s-inspired 1906R.