Supreme has collaborated with so many well-known brands and designers that it was no surprise when they announced this collection from Japanese brand JUNYA WATANABE COMME des GARÇONS for Fall 2021. It’s a stunning collection full of gritty streetwear and baggy silhouettes.
Junya Watanabe has come a long way in his fashion journey and this collection shows just a part of his creative design and skill set. Watanabe started designing for COMME des GARÇONS with a pattern-making apprenticeship in 1984, a skill that can be seen in all his collections today.
Since his emergence as a fashion designer, Junya Watanabe must be applauded for his innovative approach and outlook for construction and shape with uncommon materials.
Everyone remembers his Fall/Winter 2016 collection where he actually had a solar-powered trench coat? That’s something I’m still waiting to see from the other major fashion houses. Junya Watanabe reimagines the classic wardrobe staples and brings them back to life in a fun, new, and creative way that makes you wonder why no one else had thought of it?
The collection with Supreme is inspired from the archives of Junya Watanabe eponymous Japanese label, it pays respect to his journey through the industry and where he started. It showcases a lot of reinvented classics such as the trench coat, puffer jackets, oversized hoodies and everything else streetwear that you love about Supreme with Junya Watanabe creative flair.
My personal favourite from this collection is the leather trench coat with the classic 90s text in bright yellow on the back. Leather came back with a bang this winter and we’ll definitely see it for years to come. I’m also a really big fan of the camo fluffy crew jumper, it’s probably not everyone’s go to, but I can’t go past clothes that look and feel soft and fuzzy. To say I’m not excited about this collection would be a straight up lie. I can’t wait.
The collection will be available 4th November 11 am. EDT in the USA and 6th November 11 am JST in Japan.