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Avant-garde heavy­weight Junya Watanabe of Comme des Garçons and clas­sic leather house Loewe team up for a cap­sule col­lec­tion sure to tit­il­late fans. Bonded by a mu­tual ad­vo­ca­tion for im­pec­ca­ble crafts­man­ship and sim­ply pro­duc­ing in­cred­i­ble pieces, the col­lab­o­ra­tion reaped re­mark­able fruit. “I have liked Junya’s cre­ations for a long time now and look for­ward to see­ing his col­lec­tion ev­ery sea­son,” says Stuart Vev­ers, cre­ative di­rec­tor of Loewe. “When I met him for the first time, he said, ‘What I usu­ally like is far apart from Loewe,’ and I replied, ‘That’s why I want to do this.’”

Shares Watanabe of the joint ef­fort, “The de­cid­ing fac­tor for me in the se­lec­tion of a col­lab­o­ra­tion part­ner was whether their fac­tory had ex­cel­lent know-how or not. Based on such cri­te­ria, Loewe is an at­trac­tive part­ner and what’s more, the tim­ing was per­fect be­cause I’ve been look­ing for a leather fac­tory. The col­lab­o­ra­tion came into be­ing on con­di­tion that Loewe will man­u­fac­ture a part of the Junya Watanabe col­lec­tions in ex­change for my par­tic­i­pa­tion on this project.”

The Loewe x Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons col­lec­tion Denim pouch, Loewe x Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons Denim and leather Ama­zona bag, Loewe x Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons

An­kle boots, Karen Millen

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