The latest collection from JUNYA WATANABE Man looked at classic wardrobe staples for the AW20 season. The brand channelled the modern gentleman with wardrobe icons like cardigans, denim, coats, tailored trousers and knits taking up most of the collection.

As you would expect, Junya Watanabe Man always plays to its strengths, which is denim. The brand is known for its incredible patchwork pieces, which we could see again for this season, composed in tweeds and checks across loose-fit denim. This season also looked at pushing the boundaries for patchwork and applique. Boiler suits and bomber jackets were sewn on top of tailored wool blazers and coats, creating dimension and excitement in the collection, but also, juxtaposing two very different design aesthetics, joining them together as one.

Is this collection revolutionary and jaw-dropping? Not necessarily, but Junya Watanabe is a clever designer and should be praised for that. He produces clothing to the beat of his own drum whilst always having his client’s best interest at heart – making them look good. The concept consisted of simple, sharp, elegant and classic pieces in a combination of luxurious and everyday fabrics in hues of mustard, vivid blue, red and bright yellow.

The collection also looked at traditional workwear uniforms and retro compositions, mixing it all with logo displays of familiar motorsport companies like Pirelli, Moto Guzzi and Brembo to name a few, resulting in a collection that appeared timeless, layered and highly-detailed.


Written by Madeleine Holth for Love Magazine


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