Junya Watanabe A/W 2016

Junya Watanabe A/W 2016

Mood board: Geometry was the name of the game at Junya Watanabe’s latest collection where beautiful 3D sculptures were constructed out of thick felted wool. Skirts and dresses emerged as intricate cages of circles, squares and rhomboids, while ballerina-like body suits and leggings provided a clean black foundation.

Best in show: Although most of the show was cut from dramatic black, we loved the shots of chili red and fuchsia pink that added a jolt of feminine energy to Watanabe’s rigorous architectural structures.

Finishing touches: As always the headgear in this show deserved special attention. In addition to black plastic swim caps that kept the models’ hair waterproofed and hidden from sight, Watanabe constructed hats from tightly coiled rings or two cylinder disks that clamped the models heads together in a black vice with nothing but a tiny hole from which to peer out.

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