Fashion for Women
Junya Watanabe's avant-garde take on tailoring shows in this coat. It's crafted from navy-blue and brown checked wool-blend to a slim single-breasted silhouette with topstitched darts at the waist to hone the figure and notch lapels and decorative-button cuffs. Wear yours with straight-leg jeans and kitten-heel mules for a chic off-duty look.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Junya Watanabe is famed for combining unusual shapes with familiar prints - this monochrome midi dress is cut from sturdy cotton-canvas patterned with geometric polka-dots and has a slouchy, oversized fit. It was styled with a spiked collar and punk makeup on the Spring '18 runway, but looks great with loose hair and neutral lipstick too.
Leave it to Junya Watanabe to rework something as iconic as a trench coat and make it feel at once classic and modern. Cut in a shorter length than traditional styles, this soft cotton-blend twill design has a belted front and dipped elasticated back hem. The oversized sleeves add volume and cool proportion.
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.
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.
AW17 brings new offerings from the ongoing collaboration between Junya Watanabe and Trickers including these red aniline-leather ankle boots. They're handcrafted in the UK by master shoemakers and the lace-up front round-toe upper is punctuated with classic oxford half-brogue detailing and set on a chunky rubber sole. Wear them to bring a heritage-inspired edge to kick-flare tailored trousers.
Refresh your denim collection with Junya Watanabe's indigo jeans. They're vintage washed for a worn-in feel and cut with to fitted high-rise shape with relaxed straight legs. Tobacco-brown topstitching lends classic definition.
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.
The patchwork composition of this teal-blue wool-blend jacket is a succinct example of Junya Watanabe's avant-garde aesthetic. First unveiled on the AW17 runway it's tailored in Japan with contrasting lustrous black satin lapels and features checked floral-jacquard and leopard-print panels across the cuffs of the long sleeves for a textural twist. Dial up the drama with the coordinating skirt and flatform creepers.
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.
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.
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.
The straight cut of Junya Watanabe's washed-indigo denim jeans is inherently wearable making them perfect for the weekend. The simple silhouette features five classic pockets which are framed with tobacco-brown topstitching and coordinating belt loops and is finished with a vintage wash for an authentic pre-loved look. Use them to anchor a statement jacket and flatform creepers.
Junya Watanabe is renowned for its innovative and distinctly avant-garde aesthetic as these black loafers illustrate. Designed in collaboration with the designer's mentor Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons the backless shape is rendered from cowhide leather and accented with tonal topstitching. Slip them on to ground the label's directional separates.
Junya Watanabe explored the used of shape for his SS18 collection delivering pieces like this black cotton-canvas skirt crafted with an adjustable drawstring hem. The heavyweight fabric is cut to an elasticated high-rise waist and has dense gathers to create further volume and definition. Pair it with a slim-fit top to highlight the exaggerated and directional silhouette.
This is a perfect example of Junya Watanabe's knack for deconstruction: a zipped biker jacket in shape a bourgeois oliver-green floral jacquard in texture this piece's paradoxal nature makes it perfect to show appreciation for the designer's style. Note the faux-leather sleeves and silver-tone metal hardware kept to ensure this is still a biker jacket. Take a punk approach to styling with the brand's well-known creepers.
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.
Junya Watanabe's punk-inflected jacket is crafted from a patchwork of fabrics to embody the label's rule-breaking aesthetic. The tonal-brown shades come from a leopard-print faux-fur front panel wool sleeves topped with chocolate-brown quilted-leather panels and a tweed back panel. Wear it to toughen up a silky dress grounding the look with chunky flatforms.
These black Stretch boots by Japanese designer Junya Watanabe capture his brave avant-garde vision by reimagining the classic knee-high style. Made from faux-leather they feature a chunky rubber sole with low heel and textured welt while the slim upper closely hugs the leg. Balance their proportions by teaming them with an oversized shirt.
Intellectual-punk is what Junya Watanabe does best and these cotton-denim jeans exemplify it. Cut to a high-rise with a straight leg from raw denim this piece is scattered with patches of tartan leopard print and faux-leather. Take the masculine silhouette further with the brand's famous creeper shoes.
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.
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.
Junya Watanabe collaborates with his mentor brand Comme des Garçons to design this ivory cotton balloon skirt. It's shaped with an elasticated high-rise waist with soft gathers to create a proportionally balanced silhouette and plenty of volume and it's anchored by an adjustable drawstring hem. Tap the eclectic aesthetic of both brands by tucking in a T-shirt and adding backless loafers.
Junya Watanabe crafts this black and white top as part of a collaboration with Finnish label Marrimeko. First seen on the SS18 runway this piece is an ode to the house's textile designer Annika Rimala who introduced stripes to the house in 1968. It's crafted in Japan from lightweight cotton-jersey and has a slash neck with asymmetric draped sides and a fitted waist. Slip yours on with a printed skirt and white brogues for a contemporary take on femininity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.