As a protégé of Camargue icon and Commes des Garçons founder, Rei Kawakubo, Junya Wantanabe was the natural next addition to our collection of Japanese designers. As a young designer he impressed during his studies at Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo and quickly took on the role as patternmaker in Kawakubo’s fashion house before designing under his own name in 1993.
Watanabe is best known as an extremely gifted patternmaker and his designs have been referred to as “techno couture” because of their play on volume, unusual structures, their and technical materials. However you describe them, Watanabe pieces are always individual and eye-catching. Shop Junya Watanabe online at Camargue.
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