Junya Watanabe

Autumn-Winter 2011/12 –  The messy mohawk said it all, it was a rocking collection full of leather goods. The girls, with their pale faces and washed out red lips, bore scuffed pointed boots and thick black tights to foster the theme further. The predominant piece was the leather jacket. It came in all shapes and sizes. First, the cocoon adorning wide necks and three quarter sleeves. Then the kimono, a thick leather bodice supported the ruffled sleeves. Black dominated, but a crackled red leather jacket-skirt combination perpetuated a slight retro vibe. Skinny leather trousers and draping leather tops and dresses left no room for the imagination: it was leather or nothing. A stiff silhouette materialised with zip-front dresses and pleated skirts although this was softened slightly with shaggy ponchos and fur stoles. A combination of oversized knits and huge tiger jackets captured the punk-come-glam approach.

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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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