The Japanese designer left behind outdoorsy inspirations and trumpeted a preppy, more polished guise for spring via a plethora of summery suits. There was a tranquil feel to the collection, as fresh-faced models filed out in suits and separates in cornflower blue, khaki and pale gray.
Pants were cropped above the ankle or cut into trim Bermudas. Individual touches included elbow patches and pocket trims in shirt fabrics. While charming enough, Watanabe’s simple message didn’t offer much variation, save for glimpses of his signature workwear in a heavy denim jacket or floral shirts stitched with denim panels.