Junya Watanabe Techno-fashion

Japanese designer Junya Watanabe blossomed under Rey Kawakubo’s teaching, and has been crafting, for over 20 years, an intellectual fashion that revolves around shape and technicality.

Watanabe attended Tokyo's Bunka Fashion Institute – in the footsteps of Yohji Yamamoto and Kenzo Takada – before making patterns for Kawakubo in 1984. He was named Comme des Garçons’ head of knitwear in 1987. In 1992, he launched his brand, encouraged by his mentor. 

As technical as it is technological, Watanabe’s style has always been refined, complex, geometrical and futuristic, toying with draping and cutting, only to better reconstruct.