Graduated at the legendary Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo and raised under the wing of Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe began his career as a pattern-maker at Comme des Garçons. In 1992 he launched his own brand, Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons. Famous for his conceptual approach, his endless experimentation and his thought-provoking designs, he says: “I don’t know how others see fashion. But to me fashion is creating something, creating something new through clothes”.