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JUNYA WATANABE MAN MENSWEAR SPRING SUMMER 2015 PARIS

Before vaulting up the half a dozen flights of time worn stairs that lead up to Lycée Henri IV, having a good look at the invitation provided a clue to the proceedings, a difficult to see depiction of Japanese topiary painted on top of mobile screens. From the soundtrack of grunts and bamboo swords being struck, it was the flip side of some training dojo, and with flip-flops on all feet, it was for sure not some fussy affair.

Perhaps not as idiosyncratic as other seasons, Watanabe's summer focused on indigo, in its Japanese cotton incarnation but also as the ubiquitous denim. Traditional elements were reused widely throughout, underpinned by Watanabe's patchworking. Although his tell-tale structural work was still going strong, there was something about the softer textures and color that transcribed a sweetly nostalgic feeling.

But although there was a heady dose of folksy - from the lacquered hair right down to the knotted carriers - the real star was the denim. And that twisted the narrative into something of a mid-century youth vibe, with those fitted jackets and non-dressy bottoms. Fact is, from the number of editors and buyers wearing his patchworked denim, the most sought-after pieces were undoubtedly these. But the rest of the offering got just as many lustful gazes. That opening windbreaker with its white lines on the front? Better get your name on the waiting list fast.

Closing the show, it was t-shirts all around -models had doffed their outer layer for that final walk, with their designs a zoom of sorts into the patchwork's prints, and cementing that casual jeans & tee mood. Between that and the jazzy and "sounds of Sumo" soundtrack, it was East meets West at its best.

post #17 of 32

So, a decent approximation of how I dress.  Not a wonder that I liked everything and was at the same time underwhelmed.

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Where do people buy Blue Blue Japan (mentioned several times in this thread)? The only places I know about are Mr. Porter, Unionmade, and sometimes Norse store.
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Where do people buy Blue Blue Japan (mentioned several times in this thread)? The only places I know about are Mr. Porter, Unionmade, and sometimes Norse store.

Hickorees in NYC and Trunk Clothiers in London also carry it.  They also have their own web store: www.seilin-intl-eshop.com/en-itn/home  

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I want the sashiko jean cut pants already.  They'll probably be 10x the price of a similar pair from Blue Blue Japan, though.

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Junya construction and quality is fantastic, it's nice to see collections like this that really take advantage of the craftsmanship of individual pieces. I feel like Junya is really one of the more reasonably priced brands considering the amount of work that goes into each piece
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Hickorees in NYC and Trunk Clothiers in London also carry it.  They also have their own web store: www.seilin-intl-eshop.com/en-itn/home  

Thanks- I already knew about those two- forgot to mention them. Does the website ship outside of Japan and do they have a return policy?
Sorry for derailing this thread.
post #23 of 32
Yeah this is the most appealing junya collection to me ever. patchwork has been perfected. the prints, stripped down/consistent palette. my favorite collection for the season i think
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I love the white/natural/cream patchwork pieces.

They were really nice, especially the patch sweater/long sleeve shirt looks dope too
post #25 of 32
Gorgeous. I like how it takes a handful of ideas/colours and milks them for all they're worth.
post #26 of 32
Thanks for posting Shah, love so much of this. Not just the patchwork but some of the floral too.
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Where do people buy Blue Blue Japan (mentioned several times in this thread)? The only places I know about are Mr. Porter, Unionmade, and sometimes Norse store.

Norse Store also has some. Got the Sashiko vest from Mr Porter this week and it is so cool. The fabric is insane.
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Anyone have links to extensive pictures of the upcoming FW14 collection?

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Thanks!
How does one do that google link reply- it's great!
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Yeah I can see what Fok is getting at in terms of Junya not really using the denim/boro japanese-y heritage thing in a new or unexpected way.  Even the off white/beige patchwork has been done by Kapital recently:

 

Having said that I keep on coming back to have another look because all of it looks awesome.  And this is very Junya to me - the fabrics, reversibility, details

 

 

Possibly my favorite though:

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