Called the Mikimoto Comme des Garçons, seven styles in total from the line will be premiered at Paris Couture Week.

Pearls have long graced the necks, wrists and fingers of many fair ladies from royalty to celebrity. Across the board of wearers, there has always been one thing in common: the fanbase has always been almost exclusively women.

Not anymore if Japanese label Comme des Garçons has anything to say about it.

Collaborating with Mikimoto – the luxury pearl retailer who introduced the world to its first cultured pearl in 1893 – designer Rei Kawakubo has come up with a line of pearl necklaces made for unisex wear.

Called the Mikimoto Comme des Garçons, seven styles in total from the line will be premiered at Paris Couture Week, each highlighting the demure beauty of Mikimoto’s pearls juxtaposed against the avant garde fashion of CDG’s designs.

Some are loud and proud with CDG’s branding carried front and centre, while others are mutedly elegant trimmed with sterling silver chains. All will be made of Mikimoto’s White South Sea or Akoya pearls.

If you’re interested to get your hands on them, they are slated for a mid-February release at Mikimoto’s Ginza stores as well as CDG and Dover Street Market stores internationally. Prices range from US$2,800 to US$39,000.

For more information, log on to Come des Garçons’ official website here.