Junya Watanabe, autumn/winter 1998–1999. Watanabe’s radical approach to clothes is demonstrated in this sweat from a collection of caged clothes. The knitted fabric has been roughly cut and shaped into a sweater and given structure by the wire cage which is threaded through the fabric to encase the body. For Watanabe, knitwear is usually complementary to the main collection, concentrating on simple, chunky cardigans and sweaters in the colour palette of the season.
Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black