Junya Watanabe Spring/Summer 2013 collection
Last week’s Paris fashion week played host to the latest collection from Japan’s Junya Wanatabe. The Spring/Summer 2013 range that sees the designer stay with his core aesthetic but lighten it up in terms of colour and fabrication.
With a strong emphasis on tailoring there’s blazers aplenty in a variety of fabrics – from beautiful cottons to chambray and seeksucker, single and double-breasted jackets are paired up with above the ankle trousers or simple shorts, themselves all tapered for a narrow, tailored fit.
The colour palette embraces muted pastel shades of pink and blue which sit alongside mid greys, navy and the odd black outfit. Along with solid colours, checks of all sizes once again feature heavily (on everything from shirts to jackets and outerwear), as do stripes – fine and vertical on blazers, thicker and horizontal on polo shirts.
Watanabe’s trademark use of contrast panels is still in attendance – shirts have contrast collars, blazers feature patch pockets or pocket trims in differing fabrics and smaller details like button holes and bar tacks also get contrast colour stitching. I much prefer this to Autumn/Winter 2012, I might partake in that mac when it comes out…