I’m kind of sort of trying not to use words like ‘solid’ and ‘quality’ (of course with an Essex accent!) when describing Junya Watanabe’s latest collection… but it’s a solid quality offering full of the things that I like best about Mr. W; edgy flourishes, great cuts and some incredibly wicked leather jackets. Season on season, I’m becoming a bigger and bigger fan of Junya Watanabe.

There was something almost of the jungle in the imagery created on the catwalk. Models wore vast feathered headpieces (if I were Macaronic I’d be flattered), and floral lace brought to mind exotic foliage and flighty birds skimming through tropical heat and lush vegetation. Colours were kept suitably dark with brighter flashes – this is the jungle on a night out, dressed to impress, and impressed I most definitely am…

The draping, the feathers, the lace, the blues… beautiful.

The little cropped jacket is darling, and the cut of the dress on the left is just sublime.

Green and pink, but not gaudy in the slightest. The blouse is a real winner.

I really enjoyed seeing these more militaristic touches here – a great contrast to the more feminine overtones, and so very Junya Watanabe.

The lines of both these outfits… wow. Ha, and the right-hand model could have stepped straight from the streets of Japan, don’t you think? Something about the disconnected skirt, maybe?

Two pieces of outerwear that I absolutely adore! Particularly the tan; the shoulders, the arms… I might have to go and have a little lie-down to recover! Gosh.

Oh, but not much time to recover. Drumroll please! Yes, it’s Junya jacket time:

(Please excuse me while I wipe the dribble from my face.)

Cropped jacket, huge frilly arms, electric blue. Amazing, amazing.

Hubba hubba! I think I’ve found jacket heaven! Watch out Samuel, I think I’m in love with an item of clothing. Or two. Again. Wow.

Definitely one of my Paris Fashion Week highlights; but what do you think of Junya Watanabe’s collection?

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2 Responses to Junya Watanabe – Spring Summer 2012 at Paris Fashion Week

  1. Wim's says:

    The jackets are gorgeous !

  2. Rebecca says:

    @ Wim’s – Seriously dribble-worthy 😉

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