Ensemble, Junya Watanabe


  • Junya Watanabe & Buffalo

  • Label on the dress in printed bolduc inside mid-back neckline, white on black: "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
  • Inlays of different frayed denims 96% cotton light blue, silver woven blue (2% rayon), dark blue, faded blue. Dark blue stretch ribbon. 100% dark blue cupro pongee. Jersey 84% nylon, 14% polyurethane flesh printed black. Black cowhide leather. Silver plated metal. White patent cow 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 is taking up this idea for spring-summer 2019 with equal sophistication: jeans and 1950s fashion are combined with the punk wardrobe, which can be felt in this mermaid sheath dress made of jeans patchwork, worn with a studded dog collar and a T-shirt with tribal tattoos in trompe-l'oeil. 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