Behold the works of a fashion virtuoso who continues to enthrall and inspire …
His genius was the focus of an exhibition, 12 March to 10 July 2011,
at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
The show highlighted pieces that are most exemplar of his design aesthetics:
oversizing, drapery, asymmetry, functionality, layering, monochromic.
Given the fascination and experimentation with colour,
which is au courant of present fashion,
homage to the sombre hues of
designer/philosopher Yohji Yamamoto is welcomed.
His signature colour of black, dominates his work.
Yet solid reds, blues, whites are also in evidence.
His creations are dialogues in opposites:
feminine /masculine, symmetry /asymmetry,
It the harmonious tension in his work, which intrigues.
Yohji Yamamoto, Spring/Summer 2013
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