Junya Watanabe Man AW14

Punk meets heritage with butchered plaids, patchwork denim and Alex DeLarge's bowler hats

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Initial reaction:

Old-school Punks take their turn in the English countryside for a weekend away.

How they wore it:

With lots and lots of hair. Alex DeLarge from Clockwork Orange’s mullet with matching bowler hat teetering on top, blood red mohawks and a jagged Bowie razor-cut. The tattered remains of old plaid shirts were sewn and patched onto front’s of jeans cut or rolled up at the ankle and baring the wingtip brogues and Doc Marten-style combat boots below. Full windsor ties knotted against the neck in polka dots and thick Barber stripes.

Country grammar: 

Country plaids complimented Punk tartans, and the ultimate nod to English heritage saw last season’s Barbour-esque jackets re-worked, bulking against AW14’s frost bitten mornings with layers of soft flannel, crisp cotton shirts and multi-pocketed hunting vests that took rebellion out to the country for the weekend.

Re-working it:

The patched denim was a revival of the cult-must-have jeans from womenswear AW13, with patches cut from tough leather, piped corduroy and disused denim. The re-worked DIY ethos that sits at the heart of the Punk movement permeated through the collection, with netted and ripped jumpers, revealing small peeping holes that often go forgotten.


A mix of English hit-men such as King Krule and Oasis played soundtrack to the show, with “All Around the World” ringing out for the final march.

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