Being hired as a pattern cutter and apprentice pattern maker by Comme des Garçons fresh out of college is an impressive feat. Going from those positions to design director at Comme des Garçons’ Tricot line in only three years is a legendary one, only possible by a talent as great as Junya Watanabe. Five years later in 1992, Watanabe went on to start his eponymous line for womenswear and Junya Watanabe Man for menswear. Over 25 years later, he’s spawned multiple classic collections for both women and men, as well as beloved collaborations with The North Face, Levi’s, Carhartt and many more.
When was Junya Watanabe started?
Junya Watanabe started his eponymous line in 1992.
Where is Junya Watanabe from?
Junya Watanabe was born in Fukushima, Japan.
Where can I buy Junya Watanabe?
Junya Watanabe is available at a variety of stockists and Grailed.