Junya Watanabe

The protege of Comme des Garcons founder Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe was never going to make anything but a big splash in the fashion world. He launched his eponymous line in 1992 under the Comme des Garcons umbrella, and since then has showcased collection after collection of sheer innovation. His designs are not for the faint-hearted, with avant-garde, deconstructed pieces often bolstered by technical innovations: for example, his famous glow-in-the-dark collection. In recent seasons the principal shade has been khaki - where military tailoring meets uniquely Watanabe proportions.