Junya Watanabe MAN
Born in Fukushima, Junya Watanabe attended Tokyo’s Bunka Fashion Institute. After graduating in 1984, he started an apprenticeship at Comme des Garçons working as a patternmaker. With Rei Kawakubo as his mentor, Watanabe worked his way up the business.
In 1992 he started designing under his own name for the brand, called ‘Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons’. The following year he showed his collection in Paris.