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Paris Fashion Week: Junya Watanabe, poetry in motion

March 8, 2010 | 11:00 am
Junya watanabe fall 2010
It's always such a pleasure to see designer Junya Watanabe make poetry out of cloth, working and reworking a theme in a thousand original ways.

This season, he brought grace to the military trend by marrying it with his signature Edwardian-inspired tailoring. It was all in the details, from the notched Velcro cuffs on the fatigue green hourglass shaped jacket, to the frothy crinolines peeking out from the back slit of a fitted camouflage skirt.

Then the camouflage print became camouflaged itself on micropleated and asymmetrically-draped silk dresses, some shot through with Lurex thread.

Flying saucer-shaped blond wigs added whimsy to the collection, which was chock full of interesting ideas -- and things to wear.

-- Booth Moore, reporting from Paris


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Photos: Junya Watanabe's fall 2010 runway in Paris. Credit: Peter Stigter and Jonas Gustavsson / For The Times