spring prêt-à-porter: junya watanabe, paris
by Jeremy Danté
stripes, colored wigs & faceless models were a few unconventional elements seen from the junya watanabe collection presented in paris this season. the lables japanese design heritage is completely evident in this collections use of silhouette & layering. nautical stripes were matched to quirky prints complete with anchors & sail boats. the collection palette is controlled for the most part, as the prints used in the collection are the only form of color variation from the black, white & navy designs that were produced. overall, the concepts presented are both interesting & complex; though we all love supermodels, covering the faces of models does redirect attention to the core of what matters in fashion- the clothes. strong direction & cohesive vision from start to finish. i would’ve liked to see more design variation & development of more trends of the spring.
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