Junya Watanabe beige strapped trousers with parachute harness — spring 2003

Size: unknown (XL for women, L for men)

Please refer to the measurements:

Waist: 47 cm

Hips: 52 cm

Rise: 38 cm

Mid-thigh circumference: 62 cm

Inner leg length: 82 cm

Outer leg length: 115 cm






Beige trousers

Designed after parachutists’ trousers

Harness with belt and plastic buckle along the waist

Triangular metal inserts in the strap

Two straps are attached to the belt with metal rings and are sewn into the legs

Round metal binders at the ends of the straps on the legs

Three round metal pulls on the top back of the trousers

The trousers can be scrunched up by pulling the ribbons through the rings at the bottom

One strap with one triangular and two circular rings on each side of the thighs

High-waisted for women

Mid-waist for men

Ribbon that functions as a drawstring below the waistline


Fairly stiff cotton fabric

Zipper and button closure on the front

Two front mockets

From the spring 2003 collection


Condition: 4/5

Very good condition. Has been drycleaned and bleached.



About Rei Kawakubo

Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese fashion designer, however, she didn’t study fashion but fine arts and literature at Keio University in Tokyo.


After graduation, she worked as a stylist before launching her label Comme des Garçons. Going against the 1980s super feminine look, she sent an all black, deconstructed collection on the runway, dubbed “anti-fashion” and “Hiroshima Chic” by easily shocked and insensitive journalists.


During the 1980s, her garments were primarily in black and dark grey or white. By the time of her Paris debut in 1981, Kawakubo was so famous that her fans were dubbed ‘the crows’ in the Japanese press.


Comme des Garçons kept on growing, evolving into a Comme de Garçons ‘world’ with about 20 distinct lines. This also gave Rei Kawakubo the possibility to give employees their own line, like Junya Watanabe, (the now discontinued) Tao Kurihara en the recently added Noir by Kei Ninomiya.


Kawakubo specializes in anti-fashion; producing deconstructed garments, which are draped around the body in an asymmetric shape, making them look awkward and uncomfortable. The hems are often unfinished and frayed.

Rei Kawakubo is reclusive and doesn’t give many interviews, she let’s her creations speak for themselves. She is know as a fashion icon and influence for designers like Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester and Helmut Lang which have all name checked Kawakubo as an inspiration.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg
Womens size


Mens size