by Penny Martin .

Watanabe garment pattern launched

As promised, the exclusive garment pattern for Junya Watanabe's beautiful red dress is now launched. Perhaps the most coherent and poetic expression of fashion’s current fascination with new volumes, restrained silhouettes and Edwardian elegance, Junya Watanabe Autumn/Winter ’05-06 collection addressed so many of the themes to be explored in the live collections shoot at the end of the month that he was the natural choice for the latest in our ongoing series of downloadable garment patterns. And we are so proud to finally have something from -the notoriously private- Watanabe San on SHOWstudio!

Our challenge to you is to download the pattern (before the dresses even hit the shops!), print it out, make the dress up and then photograph yourself (or a friend) in it. Then send it in to our viewer's gallery and see how your version compares with those of the avid, global dressmaking community who seem to have cottoned on to the Designer_Download project series.