Junya Watanabe – SS19
Junya’s clever concatenations of deconstructed dresses, denim punk patchwork and Manic Panic mops made our hearts quiver.
Junya Watanabe said his inspiration for SS19 was “a romantic feeling in rock music.” In pursuing that, he leveraged an assortment of youth modes, brilliant bias-cut garms and killer crinolines. The result: a sublime and scintillating intersection of luxe streetwear, youth verve, seapunk substrates and avant-garde spunkiness.
We adore the perfect pattern-making, the tulle petticoats, abstract bulbous gowns, lingerie overlays and neo-surreal effects. The bondage chokers/chains and pretty blue/black/gray colorways were exquisitely paired, and Junya ingeniously probed the precincts of pure experimentation, arriving at radically new inventions and next-level sartorial solutions (especially the denim). “Watanabe-san wanted to express the romantic feeling in rock, he used denim as a way to express this,” said the terse show notes.
In the wake of Junya’s visually poetic juxtapositions, the Celine hullabaloo (yawn!) immediately dissipated and the dialogue thankfully shifted back to the true art of fashion-making. Junya Watanabe gave us femininity in flux, a dash of punk rock and a textural tour de force that was manic, modernist and masterful. This collection was the fu*^king best! Peep the looks…
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