JUNYA WATANABE Australia
JUNYA WATANABE Australia
Based in Japan, award winning designer Junya Watanabe, who studied under Comme des Garcons’ Rei Kawakubo, brings the innovative flavour of Tokyo to each of his awe-inspiring collections. His conceptual work uses a variety of unorthodox fabrics, some of which are spliced together to create deconstructed garments that are more reminiscent of works of art than mere pieces of clothing. Yet Junya Watanabe does not ignore clean-lines wardrobe staples when designing his shows. He’s renowned for taking classics such as the trench coat and subverting them with embellishment or unusual cuts in order to create totally new and highly influential designs.
What is Junya Watanabe known for?
Junya Wantanbe is a Japanese fashion designer known for crafting innovative and distinctly avant-garde pieces. Considered the protegé of Comme des Garçons founder, Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe designs are as technically brilliant as his mentor’s, featuring cutting-edge fabrics and original tailoring. Parlour X is a leading luxury stockist for Junya Watanabe in Australia. The complex draping and unusual cuts of the women's and men’s lines are available online for fast next-day delivery.
How does Junya Watanabe fit?
With innovative use of synthetics, Junya Watanabe designs feature relaxed fits and slim (but not fitted) cuts, so it’s recommended to order your regular size. Junya Wantanabe’s men’s range is also functional and timeless, with no need to size up or down.
What is Junya Watanabe inspired by?
The inspiration for each of Junya Watanabe’s collections is different, though the designer is unique in that he usually focuses on a solitary muse. For example, his Fall/Winter 2022 collection was inspired by Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay. Similarly, he took inspiration from photographer Jamie Hawkesworth and his vibrant Bhutan expedition prints for his Spring/Summer 2022 collection.
How do I choose the perfect Junya Watanabe pieces for me?
The beauty of Junya Watanabe designs is they can be clashed and layered, worn together or alone, and still look like pieces of art. Try a timeless shirt and trouser combination, or go bold in a matching print set or patterned dress. Pair a graphic T-shirt with denim for a rockstar-chic moment, or dress it up a notch with a long skirt and metallic gold jumper. Do as Junya Watanabe would and let your majestic inner artist take the lead.
Where can I try on Junya Watanabe clothing and accessories?If you’re shopping Junya Watanabe in Australia, you can try on pieces by visiting our Parlour X Boutique in Paddington, Sydney. Or shop your favourite designs online and enjoy fast next-day delivery.