Junya Watanabe Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011
Breton stripes are Watanabe’s main trend for next year. He used them throughout his whole collection. At first they popped up from under some suit jackets, later we saw them in combination with some toggle coats. Towards the end the models wore striped sweaters (with big front pockets) on white shorts.
Although Breton stripes are already a hit right now and therefore are not renewing at all, they did gave the collection it’s extra sailor’s twist. The sailor hats, the rolled up legs and the toggle coats matched with that perfectly.
By the way, the models looked like a bunch of sweaty sailors. Though they wore some high quality clothing, they were a mess. Their hair was all wet and their faces looked red and tired.
Watanabe’s coats and jackets were the highlight of the show; well made and with a proper fit. Especially the multiple variations of the toggle coat were a strong part of the collection. The white and blue jeans will also do well in stores next spring. Yet the Breton striped sweaters were kind of corny, since we are getting tired of this trend already.