Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Paris: In comparison to the sleek, hourglass motorcycle babes of Junya Watanabe’s fall collection, his muses for spring seemed decidedly demure. Still present however, were the designer’s signature leather jackets, this time re-imagined with voluminous ruffled sleeves and cropped bodies for an incongruous effect. Watanabe’s expertly cut trenches also had their moment, their slim, fitted proportions enhanced with curved sleeves protruding like wings. The primary theme for S/S 12 was expressed via lace dresses borrowed from an Andean grandmother, fashioned into new asymmetric silhouettes and embroidered with delicate flowers creating sheer feminine texture throughout the collection. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Full / Dropped waist / Voluminous / Asymmetrical
Color: Black / Khaki / Forest green / Light pink / Cherry red / Bright cobalt / Lavender / Navy / Light grays
Key Items: Voluminous sleeve leather jackets / Asymmetric lace sheath dresses / Trench coats / Silk bomber jackets / Slip dresses
Materials: Leather / Lace / Cotton / Silk / Tulle / Canvas / Twill
Print + Pattern: Florals
Details + Trim: Fringe / Scalloped edges / Cap sleeves / Gathering / Draping / Ruffles / Bows / Zippers / Standup collars
Accessories + Footwear: Feather headdresses / Spectator brogues
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