Junya Watanabe SS24 Is an Androgynous Lesson In Geometry

Voluminous and angular silhouettes arrived larger than life, reinterpreting classic garments with a sculptural identity.

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Japanese designer Junya Watanabe constantly goes against tradition, founding his own sculptural universe and inviting us to participate. Watanabe has touched down on Parisian grounds to debut his Spring/Summer 2024 womenswear collection, giving us a much-needed lesson on androgynous geometry.

While the brand’s menswear offering went crazy for collaboration, this season sees Watanabe keep things playful and moody. The 38-look collection came in all shapes and sizes, hosting an artistic masterclass that toyed with modern silhouettes.

Sharp peaks protruded from foam looks in every direction, seeing models walk around the petite runway with edgy hairstyles and barely-there makeup. Squared necklines and pointed hemlines took on a life of their own, seeing curved tubing move back and forth like spiders in their webs. Broad shoulders and puffed sleeves developed into voluminous outerwear matched with skintight biker shorts, while zippered garments arrived in bright blue and red tones.

Watanabe reinterpreted the classic motorcycle jacket with angular outlines and extended rear panels, seeing other versions receive hollowed sleeves and metal belt closures. Denim garments were pulled and frozen at the waist, creating ample figures with elongated sleeves and up-right collars. The final look shined in white, designed in elegant tweed textiles with wide-leg trousers and a studded choker necklace.

Take a closer look at Junya Watanabe’s SS24 collection in the gallery above, and stay tuned for more Paris Fashion Week content on Hypebeast.

Elsewhere, Yohji Yamamoto SS24 is dark, eerie, and full of surprises.

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