Junya Watanabe SS02 Poem Levi’s Jeans
Junya Watanabe’s Spring & Summer 2002 collection under CDG has become synonymous with the designer and the label. It was Rei Kawakubo protégé’s first menswear show, and he certainly made her proud. He “wanted to put in the collection, something that was the real thing," something “from the heart.” This collection was the experiment that birthed a longterm relationship between Levis jeans and Junya which has lead to multiple collaborations since. Junya used their classic western offerings as a canvas for his candid typographic imagery, the iconic poem pieces happened organically, and may be the reason they’ve stood the test of time. Becoming more valuable as archive fashion continue to grow and blow up. He asked his design team to contribute their thoughts on love, morality, and society. These writings were abbreviated and translated into English, then set in Helvetica all caps. Aside from these short poems; This collection also featured garments adorned with quirky one-liners such as “watermelon,” “curry rice,” or “fat.” These phrases were respectively paired with vibrant silhouettes that together told a universally understood story.
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Please be aware that majority of all garments are vintage or second-hand and have been previously worn. Each item may show varying degrees of wear and tear. Returns or exchanges are not accepted at this time. All sales are final. We are not responsible for any garments once they are shipped out.