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by on March 7, 2011

Structured and restructured leather bombers walked much of Junya Watanabe’s runway this week in Paris. With columns of fit seams, he builds the strength of the hide and shapes the skin into curves. He played with the typical vision of the leather motorcycle jacket and turned it, not just cinched waisted, but also oversized, caped, bell sleeved and large collared. He faced the stampede of leather against fake fur, the likes of which we have not been seeing this season.  His use of the material can be even more intriguing than the real deal.

Paris Fashion Week: Junya Watanabe in Leather and Faux

Paris Fashion Week: Junya Watanabe in Leather and Faux

Paris Fashion Week: Junya Watanabe in Leather and Faux

Paris Fashion Week: Junya Watanabe in Leather and Faux

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Contributed by Jessica Lapidos

I impart my daily love of light layering, thick-as-thieves platforms and undiscovered fashionable gems. I love to turn a phrase, and in truth I'm a designer at werq.