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Junya Watanabe

Junya Watanabe is the namesake label of  Japanese fashion designer Junya Watanabe. Watanabe began as the protégé of Comme des Garcons founder, Rei Kawakubo. He kick-started his career as a patternmaker for Comme des Garcons and was eventually promoted to chief designer of Comme des Garcons Homme.  In 1993, he established his own line under CDG, “Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons.” With Rei Kawakubo as his mentor, Watanabe incorporated cutting-edge fabrics, original tailoring and complex draping in his own fashion label.