Watanabe’s Spring/Sumer 2020 collection puts the modern globe-trotting, culture hound, raconteur lifestyle through a bout of introspective examination, and translates the results into the season’s visual identity. Represented by a plethora of patchwork constructed pieces and graphics that show off a curated selection of labels and titles offer proof of the wearer’s higher plane of taste. It’s quite easy to imagine the wearer exploring the back streets and markets of yet another unfamiliar city, in search of the next slice of authenticity. Fittingly the collection is centered around the motif of “a man who does not belong anywhere in particular.”
Taking premium pieces from an array of fabrics and patterns, Junya Watanabe redefines the idea of patchwork for a preppier population.