Junya Watanabe

HIGH-END HOBO Paris: Junya Watanabe continued his exploration of Americana and workwear with his latest collection that showcased models bundled in chore coats, dungarees …

Jan 18, 2013
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HIGH-END HOBO
Paris: Junya Watanabe continued his exploration of Americana and workwear with his latest collection that showcased models bundled in chore coats, dungarees and overcoats, all embellished with patchwork and repairs. Watanabe beefed up a mostly limited palette of grey, black and khaki with hits of royal blue and navy, but all colors remained true to a subdued work-ready palette. Watanabe crafted his patchwork artfully, layering it on to create engaging visual rhythms and luxurious texture that transformed this usual marker of thrift into a rich extravagance. His accessories reinforced this feel, as bowlers came with fuzzy wool surfaces and models wore knock-around engineer boots or travel-ready desert boots. —Andrew Luecke

Silhouette: Bunched and bundled

Color: Slate grey / Granite grey / Royal blue / Jet black / Khaki / Chocolate / Navy blue / Pumpkin / Rust

Key Items: Patchwork blazers / Wide trousers / Patchwork overcoats / Chunky sweaters / Down overcoats

Materials: Herringbone tweed / Moleskin / Wool knits / Denim / Nylon

Print + Pattern: Pinstripes / Windowpane plaid / Horizontal stripes / Gingham checks / Prince of Wales check / Chalk stripes

Details + Trim: Patchwork construction / Moleskin collars and patch pockets / Shawl collars / Ticket pockets / Miniature club collars

Accessories + Footwear: Desert boots / Fuzzy bowler hats / Engineer boots

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