Junya Watanabe Fashion for Women
As a protégé of Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe is an expert at manipulating fabrics and shapes to create truly innovative pieces. Made from structured denim with fading through the leg, these cropped jeans have a relaxed fit and exaggerated dropped crotch. Try them with chunky sandals.
Rei Kawakubo's protégé Junya Watanabe is skilled at manipulating wardrobe classics to look completely fresh and innovative. Made from dark-blue denim, this deconstructed midi skirt is folded and pleated at the waist to create volume. The front fastening can be worn undone for a tongue-in-cheek effect.
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Japanese designer Junya Watanabe has a longstanding fondness for British heritage tropes and this season collaborates with English shoe manufacturer Trickers to create these navy aniline-leather boots. Each goes through a 260-step process of handcraftsmanship in the UK and the round-toe shape is punctuated with classic oxford half-brogue detailing and set on a chunky rubber sole. Wear them to bring a heritage-meets-punk mood to your casual appearance.
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Ground your most irreverent off-duty looks with Junya Watanabe's washed-indigo straight-leg jeans. They're washed and faded for a vintage effect and have a high-rise waist for extra retro appeal. Note how the back pockets are positioned slightly further down than usual for a typically off-kilter twist.
Junya Watanabe's collections always have a distinct punk edge – we even saw models wearing spiked accessories, dramatic eyeliner and Mohawk hairstyles on the Spring '18 runway. Perfect for layering under oversized T-shirts or wearing with a camisole underneath, this top is made from stretchy cotton-blend mesh that sits close to the body.
You may recognize the graphic black and white patterns on Junya Watanabe's Spring '18 runway from Finnish textiles company Marimekko. Made in Japan, this top is cut from rigid cotton-canvas to hold its shape and fully lined for a comfortable fit. Balance the exaggerated silhouette with high-waisted pants.
For Spring '18, Junya Watanabe draws inspiration from Finland's cheerful designs in the '50s and '60s – the stripes specifically nod to Helsinki-based designer Annika Rimala. Made from white and midnight-blue cotton, this runway dress is expertly gathered and knotted to create an asymmetric silhouette. Wear yours with bare legs and sandals, or try it layered over jeans.
Junya Watanabe's cotton and linen-blend dress has a draped back panel that made it move so beautifully down the Spring '18 runway. Part of the collaboration with Finnish brand Marimekko, it's emblazoned with a graphic monochrome pattern and deftly gathered along one side. Cue the show styling and wear yours with sneakers, switching to sandals for more formal events.
What goes around in fashion often comes back around, and this spring sees the return of camouflage - Kaia Gerber and Elsa Hosk have both stepped out in the print. Part of Junya Watanabe's newest collection, this twisted T-shirt is cut from slightly stretchy jersey decorated with the military pattern, which soared in popularity during the '90s. All you need to dress it up a little is a bold red lip.
Junya Watanabe's T-shirt features the same graphic stripes from the runway. Made in Japan, it's cut from cotton-jersey that has a thick handle to enhance its boxy fit. Tuck it into a denim skirt.
Junya Watanabe's Spring '18 collection explores organic shapes found in nature - it's filled with voluminous silhouettes, folds and circular cutouts. This sculptural top is made from structured cotton and has pronounced shoulders and a cropped curved hemline. Wear yours with a pair of the label's high-rise pants.
The tailored shape of Junya Watanabe's military-inspired jacket references the construction techniques he learned under his mentor and Comme des Garçons founder, Rei Kawakubo. Cut from substantial cotton, it's contoured at the waist to accentuate an hourglass silhouette. It's finished with pointed Velcro®-fastening cuffs and a concealed hood.
The way Junya Watanabe reconstructs clothes is legendary – even the simplest pieces are made to feel entirely unique in his hands. This dress is cut from patches of denim with contrasting gold seams strategically stitched to narrow your waist. It has sculptural puffed sleeves and a bow at the cutout back. Style yours with sandals or box-fresh sneakers.
Junya Watanabe is a punk-rock obsessive, and loves to reinterpret the subculture's DIY aesthetic. Made in Japan and trimmed with frayed hems and stitching, this denim skirt is spliced with black wool-twill that moves fluidly as you walk. The waistband is deconstructed with wrap-around zips along the sides and back.
Junya Watanabe's 'Kivet' dress has been sharply pressed and sewn along the sleeves and bodice to create the deconstructed shape and texture that the label is famous for. This monochrome style has been made in Japan from breezy linen and printed with Marimekko's trademark oversized black spots. One button is purposely missing along the front to create an off-kilter shape.
Designed in collaboration with iconic Finnish brand Marimekko, Junya Watanabe's 'Tiiliskivi' midi dress is named after the textile print of the same name. The cotton-canvas is asymmetrically layered to give the grid pattern new dimension and create a unique silhouette. Wear yours with pared-back accessories and a swipe of bold lipstick.
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Junya Watanabe taps punk nostalgia with these lace-up leather flatform creepers. Crafted in Japan it features a black and white woven toecap with the signature silver-tone D-ring and scallop edge. A black rubber sole ensures all-day comfort for running around the city. Style with cropped denim jeans for a casual look with an edge.
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Junya Watanabe revisits punk in these black lace-up leather flatform creepers. Showcasing a contrasting black and white woven leather toecap with silver-metal D-rings and scalloped edges this piece is grounded by a rubber sole. Pair with cropped denim jeans and an unstructured shirt for a look that's of-the-moment but with a hint of nostalgia.
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Junya Watanabe collaborates with British shoe manufacturer Tricker's to create these white boots. Each going through a 260-step process they're expertly crafted in the UK from smooth leather with a lace-up front and round toe set on a small stacked heel and feature a tan-brown cork welt that moulds to the foot for comfort. They're then punctuated with classic oxford brogue detailing and a red heel-pull tab for a high fashion-meets-heritage finish to everyday looks.
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The punkish references in Junya Watanabe's fall runway collection were anchored by these black leather Trickers aniline-leather ankle boots - that look as contemporary today as they would have during the counter-culture's heyday in the 1970s. They feature classic oxford brogue perforations and a black rubber tread sole that will add a dose of tough-luxe attitude to cuffed jeans.
Directional Japanese fashion house Junya Watanabe first cut his teeth at Comme des Garcons in the 1980s and became a protégé of the label's lead designer Rei Kawakubo. These white smooth-leather boots are a collaboration of the two brands and reflect their directional design codes. They're shaped to a round toe with a small stacked heel atop a rubber sole. Wear them to ground voluminous shapes.
These minimalist black Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons boots first spotted on the SS18 runway will bring an ultra-modern foundation to year-round dressing. They're crafted from smooth leather with rounded toes inner zip fastenings and tonal topstitched panels. Textured welts trim the chunky rubber soles and they're set on small stacked heels for slight lift. Try them with a graphic printed skirt and biker jacket for a striking contemporary mood.
Tap the trend of exuberant silhouettes with these black Junya Watanabe trousers - created as part of a collaboration with his former house Comme des Garçons. They're made from mid-weight cotton and sit high on the waist expanding to buoyant balloon legs that stop just short of the ankles. For a playfully eccentric vibe finish the attire with black leather loafers.
Drawing inspiration from the bold prints of Marimekko - including designer Annika Rimala's use of Breton striped in the 1960s - Junya Watanabe's black and white dress encapsulates the label's avant-garde aesthetic. Seen on the SS18 runway it's crafted from cotton with asymmetric panels making up the loose-fitting silhouette. Channel the retro theme with white ankle boots.
First spotted on Junya Watanabe's SS18 monochrome-themed runway which was a collaboration with Finnish-based Marimekko this black and white braided top is a nod to the label's textile designer Annika Rimala who first introduced stripes to the label in 1968. It's crafted from lightweight cotton-jersey with a boat neck and braided ruched detailing at each side before falling to a dipped hem. Style it with a voluminous skirt for graphic impact.
Stripes were prevalent throughout Junya Watanabe's SS18 collection which was a joint collaboration with Finnish label Marimekko. First spotted on the runway this black and white dress is crafted in Japan from lightweight cotton-jersey to an asymmetric silhouette that's anchored with a twisted gathered panel draped through the front alongside a fitted waist and step hem. Wear yours with black chunky brogues for an unfussy look with a smart edge.
Creativity and precision inform Junya Watanabe's avant-garde aesthetic as seen in this black A-line skirt. Crafted from lightweight fabric that's been treated with a slight sheen it's shaped to a high-rise silhouette that's defined with sculpted pleats and a hem panel to add a structured form. Wear it with a simple white T-shirt and brogues for a subtle take on the label's directional viewpoint.
Junya Watanabe borrowed imagery from Finnish design house Marimekko for his SS18 collection that includes this white Puutarhurin parhaat-print dress. It's made from heavyweight cotton-canvas with a boat neck and geometric panels that divide and distort the all-over black green and blue graphics. Team it with black brogues for a versatile spring-ready look.
Framing the tenth look on Junya Watanabe's SS18 runway this black grained-leather jacket is a perennial wardrobe mainstay. It's made in Japan to a loose-fitting style with a detachable panel at the point collar and a series of bauble-tipped silver-tone metal zips. Emulate the show's styling by shrugging it over a graphic printed dress.
Junya Watanabe presents a sculptural spin on the classic shirtdress. It's crafted from white sky-blue and black pinstriped woven cotton disrupted with ruched pintucks along the bell sleeves side seams and in a fan across the back yoke. Channel the designer's avant-garde spirit with a statement shoulder bag and mules.
Junya Watanabe's green and brown camouflage-print leggings were first seen on the label's SS18 runway in Paris. They're made from lightweight jersey to a high-rise skinny shape. Reference the show's top-to-toe styling by wearing them with the coordinating top.
Junya Watanabe demonstrates its offbeat aesthetic with this green and brown camouflage-print jersey top which echoes a range of styles that were featured on the SS18 runway. It's shaped with a slash neck and deft ruching. Wear it with the matching leggings to embrace a maximalist mood.
Taken from a collection that riffs on themes of nature and domesticity this green and brown camouflage-print dress was first seen on Junya Watanabe's SS18 runway. It's cut from a lightweight woven fabric that's deftly ruched with gathered seams and braided trim. Wear it layered over the matching leggings as seen at the show.
Junya Watanabe's SS18 collection was a contrast of bold prints and military-influences reflecting the label's avant-garde aesthetic. This khaki-green jacket is crafted from mid-weight cotton to a stand-collar shape with a concealed hood flap pockets and long sleeves that have Velcro-fastening cuffs. The slim fit is defined by contouring seams with button-fastening tabs that accentuate the waist. Watch it toughen up fluid silhouettes.
Innovative Japanese designer Junya Watanabe puts a modern spin on a classic style for his eclectic SS18 collection which includes this green and brown high-rise camouflage skirt. It's made from lightweight pleated fabric with tiered panels and a flared hem. Tuck in a black T-shirt to channel the urban slant of the coveted label.
Junya Watanabe Commes des Garçons showcases its playfully innovative approach with this oversized coat which was sent down the SS18 runway in Paris. The heavyweight ivory cotton-canvas is punctuated with a black rectangular print - created in collaboration with Finnish label Marimekko - and crafted with a double-breasted fastening oversized point collar and wrist-skimming dolman sleeves. Style it with an all-black ensemble for graphic impact.
For this black and white shirtdress Junya Watanabe lifted the Kivet pattern - inspired by the soft curvature of stones - from Maija Isola an innovative print-maker. It's made from lightweight woven linen with a point collar bell sleeves subtle neck cut-out and a pintucked back. Style it with white accessories for a standout spring day look.
This striking Junya Watanabe dress features Marimekko's 1964 Kaivo print inspired by the rings and ripples at the surface of water in a bucket. The sixth look on the SS18 runway the cotton and linen-blend canvas is skilfully crafted to swathe the frame from the asymmetrical boat neck to the draped hemline. The single waterfall cap sleeve cascades down one side with the fabric's selvedge left intact as a statement trim. Style it with all-white accessories for graphic impact.
Avant-garde Japanese label Junya Watanabe's black and white cotton skirt was first introduced in the monochrome-themed SS18 collection. It features a statement graphic scribble print and is cut to a high-rise A-line shape with a full mid-length skirt. Ground it with chunky boots and a slim-line shirt for modern edge.
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Junya Watanabe's intellectual-punk aesthetic reaches a pinnacle in this argyle-checked wool sweater. The intarsia-knit pattern in tonal beige and brown resembles a modern chaotic reinterpretation of a traditional piece while a diagonal zip across the front and blue shoulder accents confirm the rupture approach to prim and proper knitwear. Wear with cropped jeans and one of the brand's coveted creepers to fully embrace the look.