Junya Watanabe's poetry collection marks the fashion designer's debut menswear collection at CDG in 2001. The fruit of his collab with the denim experts at Levi's endure as one of the most sought after pieces from Watanabe, and the poem jeans are emblematic of his reinvention of the basics.
Watanabe has an uncanny way of making the ordinary extraordinary. Everyday t-shirts, rain coats and jeans are suddenly emblazoned to memory. The poetry's tender romanticism meets the working utilitarianism of denim jeans, a technique of juxtaposition that characterizes the designer's prolific work.