Bonded fabrics added a modern crispness to the tubular tailoring Junya Watanabe pursued for fall.
Beatles haircuts heightened the Mod mood of snug, three-piece suits which were pinned on heavy Heinrich Dinkelacker shoes, the Japanese designer’s latest discovery. Pants were either stovepipe-slim or wide and puddling. Jeans, in collaboration with Levi’s, came with fewer of Watanabe’s fetish patches.
Double-breasted coats were particularly handsome and assumed multiple guises; vaguely retro in camel; conservative in traditional English patterns; rural in waxed cotton, and groovy and urbane with leather sleeves.
Calling the collection “Outside,” Watanabe said he employed the bonded fabrics along with aluminum linings to keep the body warm.
Some coats came also equipped with an A4-sized solar panel hung from the storm shield. These could be a godsend to charge smartphones during fashion week, but would you have to walk hunched over?