Tattoo top

New York-based New Zealand tattoo artist Victor J Webster was commissioned by Japanese designer Junya Watanabe to create this design for the Comme des Garçons Spring Summer 2019 collection shown during Paris Fashion Week in September 2018. Victor learnt to tattoo at Moko Ink, a Māori art tattoo studio in Grey Lynn, Auckland under the tutelage of Inia Taylor, Croc Coulter and Calen Paris. Inspiration from Pacific Island art and the simple repetition of patterns in nature such as in a leaf or a fern frond, are reoccurring themes in Victor's art. Cloak by Ema-Lea Phillipps, earrings by Zelda Murray.


Photographer: Edith Amituanai
Model Aasha-Samara Nimo
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Photographer: Sam Hartnett
Credit: Photo courtesy of Te Uru
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Credit: Photo courtesy of The Brand
Designer: Victor J Webster for Junya Watanabe
Garment type: Top
Material: 86% nylon, 14% polyurethane
Features: The bold tattoo motifs are distinctive of Victor’s art, using strong graphic shapes, black ink and precise lines.
Date: 2018