Sunday, July 5, 2009

Junya Watanabe Spring 2010

Fedoras and caps, ascots and pocket squares, bold plaid suits and saddle shoes. These are the makings of the golfer chic/country club-modern 2010 spring menswear collection of Japanese-born designer Juyna Watanabe. Though his collection is very much ready-to-wear, incorporating distressed Levi jeans in several looks, it would not take much imagination for the average male to see themselves wearing any of the given looks.

The collection started with a series of plaid blazers paired with white pants, complimented with ascots and caps. The suits took on a more casual look when Watanabe paired blazers with a series of shorts – some Bermuda style, many others more closely resembling boxer shorts. Perhaps an interpretation of the underwear as outerwear trend as seen by Chloe Sevigny and Lady Gaga.

Notably, Watanabe made use of typical autumn colors such as chocolate and pumpkin, however aqua and white linen pants were interspersed. The legacy of this collection will be the use of accessories to redefine menswear.
Photos: Marcio Madeira, GQ