A Junya Watanabe collection has become synonymous with complexity in thought and creativity, ultimately expressed in the simplest way (Vogue.com). The AW15 collection follows suit with this process, but this time poses a solution to some sort of mathematical equation portraying intense problem solving and dimensionality through clothing. The Junya Watanabe AW15 runway show explored the combination between mathematics and nature, with the purity of shapes and geometry all coming into play. It was the hexagonal ‘honeycomb’ shape that dominated the runway, however with copious amounts of honeycomb capes and shaped out skirts being presented. The romance portrayed by complex pleating and embellishments in earlier shows had transgressed to a hardened graphic attitude, asking the audience to concentrate and look for hidden patterns within each piece that was walked down the runway. Junya Watanabe at Parlour X presents a cross-section of the best pieces from the AW15 runway collection, featuring this season’s unique themes. The Junya Watanabe pleated ¾ length skirt is the softest piece of the series, portraying a hint of the romanticism present in previous Junya Watanabe collections. The black skirt features accordion-style pleating around the waistband and a concealed back zip fastening. The elegant piece is ideal for everyday wear and exudes French sophistication, especially when paired with the Junya Watanabe short sleeved crew neck nautical striped t-shirt in black and white. Inspired by mentor Rei Kawakubo of Comme Des Garcons Junya Watanabe incorporates the drop crotch in the form of tuxedo pants in AW15. The mid-waist, black pants are 100% venetian wool, and are loved for their functionality and casual to formal, or work to play transitional ability. Junya Watanabe knits this season are unlike what has been seen before. It demonstrates mathematical complexity, through intricate - and almost hidden, geometric patterning, portrayed in the simplest and most structured way. The shiny crew neck knit cardigan comes in black/silver or black/gold this season, and is made with shiny, semi-sheer fabric for a glamorous and sophisticated knitted look. The statement piece of the Junya Watanabe Parlour X collection, as seen in Vogue Japan and Elle France, is the Cape Knit Slit Poncho. The unique piece epitomises the elements of the honeycomb theme, featuring cape-style sleeves with open slits throughout the garment.
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