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14 Mar

Junya Watanabes’ biker chic

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Junya Watanabe for Comme des Garcons collection was a lesson in avant-garde street style. This collection differs from the Comme des Garcons collection Rei Kawakubo presented earlier this week. Not many designers can pull off a collection based on a punk staple, the biker jacket. But of course he can and he did, and it was all zipped up.

Instead of the prerequisite, the biker boot, he went one step further by showing the complete collection with high heel pumps in an array of magnificent colors. The masculine, slouchy trousers were done in denim and embellished with plaid patchwork. He even collaborated with the Spanish design house, Loewe, on a few limited edition pieces in leather. Designed by Junya Watanabe and made in the Loewe factory.

It’s a wonderful thing when a design duo can retain its identity, respectively designed by Rei Kawakubo and her protégé Junya Watanabe. One geared towards the avant-garde and the other in the world of street style punk.

Sam and Patric

 

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