Ensemble, Junya Watanabe


  • Junya Watanabe et Buffalo

  • Label on the dress in printed bolduc inside mid-back neckline, black on white: "JUNYA WATANABE / COMME des GARCONS". Label on the tongue of the boots in woven satin black on white: "Buffalo (R) / LONDON"
  • Ready-to-wear, spring-summer 2019
  • Jersey 100 % white cotton. Collar: Jersey 95% cotton 5% polyurethane white. Denim 100% cotton blue faded. Tulle 100% white polyester. Horsehair 100% white Nylon. Stretch denim 98% cotton 2% polyurethane faded. Printed leather patch. White split cowhide leather. Silver plated metal. White patent cowhide leather. White rubber. Black and white rubber. Plastic. White polyester mesh.
  • GAL2020.
  • Acquisition, Vogue Paris Foundation 2019
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Junya Watanabe (1961-Auj.) has been marching in Paris since 1992. Previously the patron of Rei Kawakubo, his talent allows him to create his own brand under the aegis of Comme des Garçons. His style is characterised by the diversion of Western forms through the treatment of materials and structures.

For spring-summer 2002, he worked for the first time with strips of jeans frayed on the bias to create bustier dresses or mermaid skirts inspired by the 1950s. He takes up this idea for spring-summer 2019 with equal sophistication: jeans and 1950s fashion are associated with the grunge wardrobe, a noticeable influence on this dress where the white inlaid T-shirt protrudes from the trompe-l'oeil bustier and the punk with the dog collar. The silhouette is worn with a pair of Buffalo, boots with impressive compound soles, popular between 1995 and 1997 in London and Europe.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson