The Punk Revival: Junya Watanabe AW17

25 Jul 2017

Continuing with the punk theme of his current collection, designer Junya Watanabe aims to give the punk revival one last rendition with his latest Autumn Winter collection. While the designer may not be the first person you would associate tartan skirts with, this is by far his most personal collection to date: In the collections press release the designer talks about how his first collection was made from distressed sofa fabric, old curtains, and men’s tweed coats he’d discovered in London's bustling flea markets, hence the collections adoration of the British flag. His very first collection was made when pink spiky hair and tartan were at the height of fashion during the 1970's punk revolution, however, the style is now considered classic with dozens of designers using it thus it was up to Watanabe to re-define the genre. Junya's previous job as pattern cutter is glaringly evident, with beautifully cut geometrical structures dominating as he looks to progress this season's aesthetic into something more beautiful. The designer does not stop there as there are pleats and draping aplenty, as the simple tartan is transformed into toga-like silhouettes. Shop the iconic punk look with Junya's amazingly clashed tartan and animal prints here at