Former protege to Comme des Garcon’s Rei Kawakubo and now a renown designer in his own right, Junya Watanabe, has achieved phenomenal success over the past years attaining a list of collaborations with some of the most well-respected and heritage rich labels from Nike and Levi’s to Brooks Brothers and Lacoste. Interview Magazine recently sat down with the Japanese designer for a few questions on how his “Sentimental Journey” inspiration came about for his Spring/Summer 2009 Collection. Take a look here.

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