Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons Black Cocoon Sweater
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From the 2008 Fall Winter Collection here's a cocoon styled cardigan sweater made by Junya Watanabe - Comme des Garçons. It is comprised of 50% Mohair, 30% Nylon and 20% Wool and is Made in Japan
The size label reads L for large. It does up with very large snaps at the front which are hidden when done up. It has a rolled shawl collar which extends down the length of the front of the sweater. The armholes are placed low on the sweater, so it actually fits more like a shrug when it's on than a regular sweater. The sleeves are actually above the elbow when it is on the body. The fit is made to be a bit constrictive. It's unlined.
Id number reads - JB - J074
Please rely on the following measurements for sizing as this an unusually shaped item, it's a bit difficult to measure. All measurements are given in inches.
Bottom: 12 (totally tapers down)
Overall length: 34
Here is a bit of background info about Comme des Garcons from the Vintage Fashion Guild.
Comme des Garcons is the company founded by Rei Kawakubo. Kawakubo was born in Toyko, Japan in 1942. In 1969 she began working as a stylist, and formed Comme des Garcons.
She began designing in 1973, and her first show was in Tokyo in 1975. The next year she opened her first shop. She became internationally prominent in 1981, after a startling show in Paris in which she featured garments that were randomly wrinkled, hemmed, seamed and ruched.
Comme des Garcons has an established reputation for the avant garde, often using unusual and complex cutting.
A bit more info about Junya Watanabe, he was born in Fukushima, Japan in 1961. In 1984 he apprenticed at Comme des Garcons as a patternmaker. In 1993 he began his own line under the Comme des Garcons name which is called Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons.
A wonderful piece to add to your wardrobe from one of the great Japanese designers, Junya Watanabe.