"Workwear" is probably the first word that comes to mind when discovering this collection spring-summer 2018 collection signed Junya Watanabe. "Collaborations" comes next, when you look closely and the names of Carhartt, Levi's and The North Face appear on each piece of a wardrobe as sober and subtle as functional.
Yes, this summer it looks like we have a lot of work to do before we can sip that cocktail on the beach in total look Stella McCartney.
Fortunately, we have a lot of work to do, Junya Watanabe has come up with the perfect uniform to handle any kind of workload. Roll up the sleeves of a Watanabe x Carhartt jacket, interpreted in a "workman's blue" way, on which the Japanese designer takes a practical look. The jackets offer plenty of pockets, large, small, chest, diagonal, and sometimes even incorporate a backpack made of technical materials. terra 65technical materials, deconstructed-reconstructed, stamped The North Face.
A workwear highlighted by traces of paint sometimes, and by the use of patchwork, on jackets, and especially on jeans, a nod to the wabi-sabi Japanese aesthetic concept of letting time do its work, appreciating the imperfection of things and being satisfied with the minimum, in all simplicity.