Isn't it wonderful how nature inspires us ?
One of fashion's great visionaries, Junya Watanabe is known for his complex and innovative designs. His fascination for fabrics that are technologically advanced has led him to explore fashion through the science of fabric. Innovative construction, rich textures and forms have resulted in patterns that mimic ruffles that resemble flower petals.
He defined his 2000/01 collection as "chemical romantic". The dresses were an intricate mix of nature and technique, artisan and industry.
The honeycomb weave and the colour combination could easily have been inspired by this fabulous dahlia....
Oh, by the way, dahlias are coming into season. Be sure to pick up a playful bunch and be prepared to find inspiration.
More on dahlias on my next post.....
The above images were taken from the publication "BLOOM" from May 2000.