Junya Watanabe

Junya Watanabe’s perennial career under the Comme Des Garcons overarching label has been nothing short of exceptional, spanning over three decades. Beginning as a pattern cutter for the Tricots Comme Des Garcons knitwear line, Kawakubo saw promise in Watanabe’s capabilities, where his creations flourished on the runway. Over the next few seasons, Junya Watanabe would continue to hone his abilities and by 1992 was heading his own womenswear namesake label. Junya Watanabe’s menswear line would go on to debut in the Spring of 2002, bringing forth the iconic “Poem” pieces.