Junya Watanabe

Autumn-Winter 2012/13 – Watanabe offered something different from the norm which has been black, goth, punk, or something of a similar ilk, at Paris fashion week. First, the loud bright hair of yellow, pink, orange, green and purple was a sure sign to gain attention. Then, the clothes which first, offered murky brown and then grey suits and a tunic dress with contrasting red sleeves. Upon closer inspection, the drowning coats, almost scaling the floor, and the cape-like construction of the outerwear hinted at the punk element in a more discreet way then has been seen; a rejection of the norms (by way of bright, short hair) combined with a hard veneer by way of chunky boots all touched on the anti-authoritarian trent that has been more than pertinent in Paris.

Zoe Garton

Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.


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