From the spring 2022 season, Comme des Garçons has opted to rebrand its Tricot line as Tao, with designer Tao Kurihara still at the helm. The history of the tricot Comme des Garçons brand can be traced back to 1981. The change in brand name was intended to be "completely taken over" by the third-generation designer Tao Kurihara. Prior to this, the leading tricot Comme des Garçons designs were just Rei Kawakubo, Watanabe Junya. Even though the brand was renamed Tao, the original design team was retained, and the overall operation of the brand remained the same.