A Militant Junya Watanabe for SS19

A Militant Junya Watanabe for SS19

At the height of fashion week the designer exudes prolific vibrancy through combinations and patterns.

At the height of fashion week the designer exudes prolific vibrancy through combinations and patterns.

Text: Gretty Garcia

Junya Watanabe marched forth with an assortment of pieces from his Spring 2019 Paris Fashion Week collection, which underscored military inspired designs, textures, and combinations. In the middle of fashion week, we are excited to say that we absolutely loving the patterns and prints that the protégé of Comme des Garçons designer, Rei Kawakubo, presented.

Among these patterns were oxymoronic bright camouflage fusions, gingham and plaid jackets featuring patches on the elbow that seamlessly interrupted them, pinstripe shirts, light cotton trousers, cropped cargo jeans, and camouflage pants just to name a few. Many of the models sported large vests with pockets, bags that went over both shoulders and landed at the chest, or adorning fanny packs. Color schemes primarily consisted of hues of yellow, red, blue, and green with some light purple shades added to the mix.

The latter part of the collection ended with an eruption of whimsical T-shirts that showcased stripes both thick and thin, an assortment of yellow and green fruits, fighter jets, and large imprinted words such as "army," "boom," and "bang." Watanabe's collection is memorable and idiosyncratic in its ability to present beautiful clothing, and, yet, not take itself too seriously.

Check out some of the freshly released images from the campaign below:

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