Junya Watanabe Presents Destruction for the Public Eye in Spring 2020 Collection
Junya Watanabe presented an artfully playful Spring 2020 collection at Paris Fashion Week. Elements of his classic avant garde reconstructions were coupled with commissioned prints from artists Demsky J. and Bicicleta Sem Freio, modern muralists who create for public consumption.
Watanabe referenced no specific theme for the collection other than the maximization of his stylistic process for the pure sake of creation. Thus Watanabe’s traditional techniques of destruction and reconstructing classic garments defined yet another collection.
The presentation opened with a structured tan trench coat, sleeves flopping well past the hands, proportions intentionally rejected. This was followed with a dress fashioned from a completely deconstructed trench coat layered over a full-length, neon green mesh skirt, showing the movement and progression of fabric and utility.