Supreme Drops Junya Watanabe Collection – Sourcing Journal

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Supreme, the cult skate brand owned by VF Corp, is once again showcasing its line with a new collection based on the Comme des Garçons men’s archive by Junya Watanabe.

Watanabe, a Japanese designer known for turning unexpected materials into striking styles, has pioneered forward-looking utility-inspired pieces like a solar-powered trench coat and clothing made from polyurethane-bonded fabrics used in car interiors. This same creative spirit is the basis of the latest version of Supreme.

The collection includes clothing inspired by the designer’s archives and includes functional pieces like a denim parka and Gore-Tex denim jeans, a waterproof and breathable fabric membrane developed by American manufacturing company WL Gore & Associates. Other standout looks include a Schott leather pea coat, a patchwork puffer jacket, and a work jacket and pant set with a bold script overlay. Accessory elements include a hat, backpack and key ring.

Although Watanabe’s creations are considered avant-garde, he has become more mainstream over the years and was referenced in Kanye West’s track “Junya” from his album Donda released earlier this year. He apprenticed at Comme des Garçons before launching his eponymous collection in 1992.

The collaboration follows Supreme’s latest unexpected drop with True Religion. With baggy cargo jeans, denim jackets, hoodies and beanies, the Y2K tribute incorporates the brand’s origin as a high-end denim company that dominated the early 2000s.

The Comme des Garçons Supreme x Junya Watanabe collection is available worldwide from November 4 and in Japan November 6 on the Supreme website and in stores.

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