UCLA Strolls the Runway
Designer Junya Watanabe has chosen the UCLA name and seal as inspiration for his fall apparel collections, Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons and Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons Man.
“As we get ready to celebrate UCLA’s centennial year, we are delighted to have received the call from Junya Watanabe’s team to create several pieces for both the women’s and men’s collections,” says Cynthia Holmes, director, trademark licensing program, UCLA. “His reputation for composing the simple and the complex into a single, unique, authentic and compelling story parallels UCLA itself in so many ways, so it was an opportunity not to be missed.”
Founded in 1919, UCLA celebrates its 100th anniversary in May.