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Another of Watanabe's evocative designs that perhaps herald a new approach to fashion

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Two labels, Junya Watanabe and Rei Kawakubo, of Comme des Garçons, stand head and shoulders above most other designers in Paris. In fact, in the world. Their clothes are often dismissed as "intellectual" – frequently a pejorative term in fashion, when flim-flam and cheap thrills (or frills) are often preferable to clothes that question and provoke. That is intellectual, of course, but first and foremost they make fantastic fashion that propels us to something new. It is no coincidence that many of the ideas hurrahed in the collections of other designers can be traced back to the catwalks of these two Japanese giants.

Jonathan Anderson - or JW Anderson, if you read the labels stitched into his garments – isJonathan Anderson - or JW Anderson, if you read the labels stitched into his garments a hot ticket of the week

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