This Junya Watanabe Collection is Full of Intricate Pleats

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Sep 1, 2015
References: vogue & nymag
The Fall 2015 Junya Watanabe collection is delightfully origami-inspired, full of intricate pleats and is complemented by extreme runway headdresses.

The fascinating conic and circular headdresses of Junya Watanabe's Fall 2015 runway rival anything Queen Amidala ever wore. The sculpture-like pieces brilliantly emphasize the pleats and patterns in the clothes themselves. Featuring pointy spiked shrugs and structurally layered full-length skirts, the Junya Watanabe collection is at once playful and edgy. A particularly interesting pattern repeated throughout is the honeycomb three-dimensional netting masterfully crafted into capes and shawls.

Never one for explosions of color or overly feminine color schemes and materials, in this Junya Watanabe collection, the masterful designer once again shows his flair for combining elegance with oddity and subtlety with extremity.