Collection spring/summer 2018
Junya Watanabe’s savviness for unusual shapes and punk rebellion translates into something more natural this season. His inherently Japanese aesthetic is paired with a Scandinavian positivity, gathering inspiration from Finland's Fifties and Sixties. He rummaged through archives of Marimekko interior fabrics, and the domestic dreaminess of these patterns stand in stark contrast with the punk dexterity of Watanabe's bulky silhouettes, tough leather jackets and metal spikes. Anarchic attitudes were given a ladylike revolt with elegant dresses that were moulded into the grandeur of extreme proportions yet felt like they were portraying the organic shapes and movements of nature. The loud prints went from black and white boldness to minimalist doodles and graphic army prints that added a ferociously vivid touch to the collection.