Collection autumn/winter 2017
Riffing further on his lifelong Anglophilic obsession, Japanese cult designer Junya Watanabe took another spin on punk to create his autumn/winter 17 collection. Silhouettes were all about 3D structure, implementing geometrical shapes on signature punk staples such as the tartan pattern. Deconstructed looks featured leopard prints and leather patches mixed with fishnets and checks, and were cut into circle shapes and angular geometrical forms. Watanabe made use of furnishing fabrics to create interesting constructions on garment sleeves. Through his eyes, leather jackets and tartan dresses become experimental pieces that are closer to contemporary art than to fashion. Outlandish hair and makeup - reminiscent of Ziggy Stardust -, black chokers, creeper shoes and grunge boots completed the punk theme.