Conceptual designer, Junya Watanabe takes a classic sheath dress and reformulates its traditional form with houndstooth fabric bonded to a resin veneer. Ingenious!
Detail: An exquisite Junya Watanabe sheath dress constructed from a wool houndstooth fabric, bonded to a resin lining that provides a semi rigid silhouette. Zip fastening to the front, and cut-out reveal to the reverse. The images tell the rest of the story.
Junya Watanabe began his career as a pattern-maker and designer working alongside his mentor Rei Kawakubo at Comme des Garcons. He quickly established himself as a talent who pushed the boundaries in conceptual art-fashion; using new techniques in pattern manipulation and innovative use of synthetic materials. Launching his own label in 1992, Junya Watanabe caused a sensation in 1993 when presenting his first collection in Paris. Today, his early works are highly sought after.
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