Junya Watanabe’s AW20 show channelled the punk icon
Earlier today, Junya Watanabe sent a stream of Debbie Harry doppelgängers down the runway for his AW20 show at Paris Fashion Week. Think: messed up, bleach-blonde and two-tone hair, heavy eye makeup, and a smeared red lip.
The Blondie frontwoman wasn’t only present in lookalike form, though, as the band’s music also featured in the soundtrack to the show, where the collection itself channelled the punk vibe, with red and black leather cropping up in structural dresses, asymmetric outerwear, and layered harnesses (the latter being used to hang bags of various shapes and sizes).
If that’s still not enough punk, there were also some leopard-print tights, spiked anklets, and chains thrown into the mix, along with repurposed biker jackets zipped together – à la Ai Weiwei – to form a zipper-heavy leather skirt.
View more of the show below.