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As the second most visible name affixed to the COMME des GARCONS mega-label, Junya Watanabe has immersed himself in some interesting collaborations throughout the years. His ability to create a balance between street level fashion and the high-end have resulted in a legion of fans for his innovative approaches. Setting the stage for his 2009 spring/summer collection are two high profile collaborations with quintessential denim brand Levi’s and traditional menswear brand Brooks Brothers. Junya Watanabe’s influence with both iconic brands is immediately evident with each respective release truly taking the form of a collaborative initiative with a number of strong additions from leather and striped patches with Levi’s to liberal splashes of color with Brooks Brothers. Within the collection’s own in-house releases, paneled shirts are present along other more formal attire. The large collection is available now at IT stores in Hong Kong.