Junya Watanabe FW20 Redefines the "Retro Uniform" With Updated Workwear

Over a dozen collaborations including Italian motor sports companies, Levi’s and more.

By
Fashion
13,288 Hypes 19 Comments

Nearly everything was patched and quilted, yet everything was still refined at Junya Watanabe‘s Fall/Winter 2020 men’s runway show at Paris Fashion Week on Friday morning. The designer’s latest collection, titled “CLASSICO,” was all about reinventing the “retro uniform,” and Watanabe enlisted over a dozen different collaborators in order to achieve the feat.

Throughout the workwear-inspired pieces that were presented, there was a notable Italian influence derived straight from some of the country’s storied motor sports manufacturers. Watanabe called upon companies including Pirelli, Caruso, Brembo and Campagnolo, borrowing their respective logos for items like plaid peacoats, ball caps and puffer-blazer hybrids. In fact, outerwear hybrids anchored just about every look on the catwalk, as the designer paired denim and leather paneling with fabrics such as wool and herringbone, marrying classic heavy-duty materials with traditional British styling. All the while, understated bottoms like tapered trousers and minimalistic jeans grounded the outfits in true “quintessential JWM style.”

Watanabe also looked further west for some of his FW20 partnerships, recruiting longstanding brands like Levi’s, Carhartt and Brooks Brothers for select garments in the assortment. Even still, some of the big-ticket collaborations just didn’t quite get their time in the spotlight on the label’s 39-look runway (Canada Goose and BÉTON CIRÉ among the yet-to-be-seen styles). If the balance of the assortment is any indication, however, the impending pieces will seamlessly follow suit, not missing a beat of Watanabe’s signature avant-garde aesthetic.

Check out Junya Watanabe’s full FW20 collection now by browsing through the gallery above.

For more from Paris Fashion Week, take a look backstage at Botter’s vibrant FW20 show.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Paris fashion week #mensfashion #JunyaWatanabe #PFW

A post shared by Junya watanabe (@junyawatanabeofficial) on

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Essentials: Jon Warren of Herschel Supply Co.
Fashion 

Essentials: Jon Warren of Herschel Supply Co.

The lead designer of the household bag brand shows us what he’s packing.

The Air Jordan 4 "Black Cat" Returns Later This Month
Footwear

The Air Jordan 4 "Black Cat" Returns Later This Month

For the first time since its initial release in 2006.

Madlib and Oh No Flex Their Family Chemistry With Debut 'The Professionals' Album
Music

Madlib and Oh No Flex Their Family Chemistry With Debut 'The Professionals' Album

13 new tracks from Madlib’s infinite instrumental archives.


The 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2020
Gaming

The 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2020

Featuring titles like ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake,’ ‘Half-Life: Alyx,’ ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ and more.

Streetsnaps: Nabil Elderkin
Fashion 

Streetsnaps: Nabil Elderkin

The director & photographer talks us through his personal style and upcoming feature film debut.

Up Close With Virgil Abloh's Louis Vuitton FW20 Collection
Fashion 

Up Close With Virgil Abloh's Louis Vuitton FW20 Collection

A detailed look at the new garments, accessories and sneakers.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We noticed you are using an ad-blocker

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.