Junya Watanabe SS14

A dark folklore performance of feathered warrior queens in knotted suede and spiked boots

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Initial reaction:

Dark and twisted folklore tales.


Held at the Grande Galerie de l'evolution - where dinosaur skeletons hung from the ceiling.

Viral moment:

The final series of looks – an explosion of feather mohawk headdresses.

Stand out looks:

The tangle of stripped, frayed and knotted suede, draped and wrapped to create a uniform of feminine warriors.


Intense - the set was made up of large wooden frames, through which the models weaved their way in and out of.


A bird’s nest of black and blond plaits, and dreadlocks. Created by Toyko-based stylist Katsuya Kamo, this was  disheveled yet aggressively unnerving. Hats were perched on top.


Began with white noise and moved into a primal and heavy drumbeat.

How they wore it:

Garments were fastened together by fabric at the back, with layers upon layers of jersey and suede in the same muted tones creating a distinct silhouette. Low ankle cowboy boots peppered in silver spikes were a vicious full stop.


Models were choreographed, intertwining their walks in and out of the maze at a fast pace.

Left us wanting:

The amazing distressed leather jackets in the opening looks, with asymmetric detailing that shaped the back.

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