Junya Watanabe Man S/S12

With loads of dungarees, wellies, waxed cotton jackets and button down shirts, Watanabe manages to successfully merge luxe workwear, English country house and American farm boy looks

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As the opening show on Friday morning, Watanabe's outing was just perfect; sunny weather, a beautiful garden setting, fresh grass, endless croissants and coffee, and - most importantly - an excellent collection. Having found (and stayed with) a similar theme for a  few seasons, the Japanese designer once again perfected his luxe workwear, English country house and American farm boy look. As different as they sound, they all work perfect together - and this season that was demonstrated through an never-ending supply of dungarees. In different fabrics and colours they came out with wellies and gorgeous button down shirts, some of which benefited from a patchwork of different fabrics.

A few of them came in a great paisley fabric, others were part of Watanabe's longstanding Brooks Brothers collaboration. Workwear parkas shared the garden stage with waxed cotton jackets in blue, red, burnt orange and a Barbour green. The more formal section featured suit jackets - still with dungarees - and often over stripey Breton tops. Lastly, Watanabe sent out a handful of white shirts and black dungarees. Truly a great end to an excellent show. 

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