Junya Watanabe Spring 2016 Collection

Junya Watanabe  was inspired by Javanese batiks, now revered throughout Western Africa, which gave an exotic island flavor to the Japanese designer’s fetish patchworks, here applied to boxy linen blazers, cotton safari shirts, handsome Bermudas and the turned-up cuffs and pockets of weathered Levi’s.  It was the beauty of Watanabe’s pattern mixes and the placement of the scraps — along with the his summer tailoring in rumpled, sun-faded fabrics — that delivered a powerful punch.

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