Born in 1961 in Fukushima, Japan, Junya Watanabe graduated from Tokyo’s Bunka Fashion College in 1984 and started his road to becoming a fashion designer with a patternmaking apprenticeship at COMME des GARÇONS MAN. After designing for tricot COMME des GARÇONS, Watanabe would launch the inaugural collection of his eponymous label in 1992.
From the time of his emergence as a fashion designer, Junya Watanabe has always been admired for his innovative outlook of construction and shape with unexpected materials. His clear approach often experiments with uncommon synthetic and industrial textiles for challenging forms and looks. His Fall/Winter 2016 collection consisted of solar-powered trench coats and complex pleated geometric garments crafted from polyurethane-bonded fabrics used in car interiors. Moreover, the Watanabe is well-known for re-exploring everyday staples like leather jackets, striped sailor shirts, denim chore coats, and army surplus with distinctive tailoring and signature patchworking to develop elegant and utilitarian, familiar, and forward-thinking garments.
For Fall 2021, Supreme came up with a collection inspired by the archives of JUNYA WATANABE COMME des GARÇONS MAN. The expansive range is led by a Schott® Leather Peacoat, GORE-TEX Denim Parka and Pant, Patchwork Puffy Jacket, Cargo Pant and Backpack, and Work Jacket and Pant. Whereas, a Sweater, Long Sleeve Shirt, Short Sleeve Top, two Hooded Sweatshirts and Sweatpant, two T-Shirts, 5-Panel, Beanie and Keychain serve to round up the special selection.
The Supreme x JUNYA WATANABE COMME des GARÇONS MAN will be releasing on 4th November, 11 AM EDT in the United States and November 6, 11 a.m. JST in Japan and will also be available at the streetwear imprint’s website.
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