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.

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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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