Quote of Note | Junya Watanabe

Looks from Junya Watanabe’s fall 2011 menswear collection, shown last month in Paris

“I go to see the clothes [I designed] in the shops, and of course they’re not perfect, and I see only the imperfections. But it doesn’t mean it’s a failure—you just think, I wish it could be better than this. Sometimes I cannot achieve what I really want to do in just one collection, so in the following collection I do it again. There are certain things I’ve been working on for three years.”

-Fashion designer Junya Watanabe, whose fall 2011 menswear collection is a stunning mix of collegiate classics, Fair Isle and Aran knits, and buffalo check accents