Junya Watanabe Wades Into the Wearable Tech Game With a Solar-Powered Trench Coat

Japanese designer Junya Watanabe's last catwalk presentation challenged many preconceptions about outerwear, both formally and functionally. Now we're getting a closer look at one of the more eccentric pieces from that collection: a trench-coat that has been outfitted with solar panels — four on the back and two on the front — and a hidden power-pack that can be used to charge mobile devices.

The coat marks the CDG alumnus' first foray into wearable tech, and hopefully other designers...

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