Junya Watanabe Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2013 Paris
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Junya Watanabe is a challenging designer, and one with an almost obsessive analytical nature that brings him to explore every single variation of a theme until he is satisfied with it.

The sportswear mood that he imparted with his spring/summer 2013 collection, starting with the mesh-effect holes on the invitation, was quite clear. To the sound of a harshly electronic beat, the first model emerged, white faced with a crystallized cap on her head, wearing a wine red tracksuit with orange inserts curving around her chest and calves.

Puma supplied the technical fabric and sports shoes that were used, but this was not a collaborative collection. Rather, it addresses what seems to be a completely contemporary take on the futuristic trends of the 60s and updated to reflect the fascination that sportswear has held for decades.

Thrown in the mix are some windbreakers that don’t quite sing to the same alien tune, but Watanabe’s collection made good on its promise to be one of the most interesting shows of the season when a group of models sported dresses with zippered seams that were left open to show the lining, creating brightly colored darts.

There wasn’t one element of the shapes that he used that didn’t feel fresh or completely on trend with what is to come: a full skirted tea-dress, a fitted jacket, cropped fitted trousers, and layering. As the clubbing beat started to insinuate itself into the mind, there was almost a Daft-Punk feeling to this, reminiscent of the film Interstella 5555, which is the visual realization of Daft-Punk’s album Discovery. Watanabe seems to have picked up the gauntlet of fashion innovation where Courrège and others had thrown it down decades ago. It felt almost like something was about to land. The future of fashion, maybe.

- Lily Templeton
 

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