Fashion Week

A Fringed Future at Junya Watanabe Spring 2014

Primal. Punk. American Indian. Transfusion.

For his spring/summer ’14 show, Junya Watanabe chose the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution – a fitting location for a designer known for his fascination with the aesthetics of the human body. This natural history museum in the 5th arrondissement of Paris displays and examines the transformation of the human form and thousands of other species since the first origins of life.

Watch a decorative metamorphosis materialize on the runway, as the Japanese designer guides us on an expedition where Native American fringe is excavated and transformed in the world of Watanabe.

“We’ve seen fringe as a trend throughout the season, but of course Junya has his own special take on it,” says Jennifer Wheeler, our VP of women’s designer apparel.

Attention-grabbing looks give way to wearability in the form of draped jersey dresses, trench coats, patchwork denim and leather motorcycle jackets.

Exiting the riveting show: Vogue fashion director Tonne Goodman and CR Fashion Book creator Carine Roitfeld, exchanging their thoughts.

Leave your own modernized footprint on fashion.
Shop our Editor’s Picks from the current Junya Watanabe collection.

Junya Watanabe Faux Leather Jacket | Junya Watanabe Houndstooth Back Boyfriend Jeans | Junya Watanabe Double Breasted Wool Trench Coat

Qianna Smith
Photos by Ford Leland