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Junya Watanabe Autumn/Winter 2012 collection – COOL TRANS editorial

June 29, 2012

The latest issue of Japanese magazine COOL TRANS sees them feature an editorial preview of the latest Junya Watanabe collection, for the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2012 season. It’s a simple shoot and one that gives a good indication of what to expect for the coming season.

It sees another continuation of Watanabe’s development and refinement of traditional workwear in a more fashion focused context, something he’s been doing with great success over seasons past, although this is a more restrained affair than last year’s Fair Isle laden range.

It feels like a much more subdued affair than 2011’s collection in fact, but that said, the range includes some brilliant outerwear (undoubtedly something Watanabe does extremely well), all of which still maintains the juxtaposed fabrics for pockets, elbow patches and trims that have been a feature of previous collections with great success.

Checks still feature in heavy flannel shirts and jacket linings, and a very Autumnal colour palette of navy, dark green and charcoal is punctuated with brighter shades of red and blue. Braces seem to feature heavily in the wider range and are buttoned onto slim tapered chinos, or denim from the designer’s continuing collaboration with Levis.

If you’d like to see the whole collection, you can find a video of the full show here: Junya Watanabe Autumn/Winter 2012 collection and for more information on the publication, go to their website here: COOL TRANS.

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