Junya Watanabe’s (of Comme des Garcons) Spring 2009 collection is a very fitted & fresh mix of American menswear “classics with a twist”. Collaborations with iconic prepster brands- Brooks Brothers, Levi’s, Lacoste and Baracuta made for some funky updates to familiar models, patterns and fabrics. What also makes it youthful is eye-catching denim pieces and cool hats thrown in.
There may be a bit to much “twist” to these classics for my taste. My favorite look is the young man in the last picture in what appears to be a pin-cord vest and blazer, dark denim and the ultimate white bucks. For me the twist is the flair on the denim. Sharp look.
I love it. It’s runway- they always exaggerate the point a bit. That being said, what you see is probably what you’ll get here. There are lots of great details that you have to really look for in the pictures.
My only hope is that he make women’s sizes in his clothes. He is truly one of my favorite menswear designers.