Junya Watanabe black parachute jacket with harness straps and open back — spring 2003

Size: S

Shoulder to shoulder: 40 cm

Armpit to armpit: 46 cm

Sleeves: 58 cm

Length: 33 – 65 cm



100% wool

Lining: 100% cupra

Tape: 100% nylon



Black jacket

Inspired by parachutists

High standing lapels

Front button closure

2 harnesses on the front made of 3 straps attached to a metal triangle

The bottom straps scrunch up the jacket

The side straps go along the sides to the back

Curved sleeves

Two long straps worked into the sleeves to shorten them

The sleeve straps are connected and go along the back of the jacket

Horizontal cutout on the back, finished with an elastic insert

Back harness of 3 straps attached to a metal triangle

The bottom strap has a buckle and lifts the back panel

The top straps go towards the front

Adjustable strap at the waist

High slit


From the spring 2003 collection


Condition: 3,5/5

Light wear, but a hole on the bottom side has been stitched up



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 3 kg
Womens size