Junya Watanabe Menswear Lines

Early days Junya Watanabe was born in Fukushima, Japan, in 1961. He graduated from Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo in 1984. Comme des Garçons offered Watanabe an apprenticeship working as a patternmaker. Following a rapid ascent, Rei Kawakubo’s precocious protégé took over as chief designer for Comme des Garçons Homme in 1987. He was...

Sizing, Cuts and How We Measure

Different Dimensions Japanese people are on average a little bit smaller than your typical Westerner. Although this is an often-exaggerated cultural stereotype, there is some truth in it. Try finding a pair of size 12 shoes in Japan! Therefore, as you might expect, clothing made for the Japanese domestic market tends to reflect this....

Comme des Garçons Menswear Lines

Rei Kawakubo is one of the most influential designers of her generation. Never one to court the limelight, she allows her clothes to do the talking. Her designs question our conception of gender and beauty. They tread the fine line between fashion and art. Kawakubo founded Comme des Garçons in 1969. Following her debut...