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Yohji Yamamoto

(image from vam.ac.uk):

is an unique voice in the fashion chorus –

consistent, eloquent, recognisable

His  Story

Three years after completing his studies in law,

Mr. Yamamoto made the radical decision to embark

on a career in fashion design –

attending the prestigious Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo.

He graduated in 1969;

 started his design career in 1977;

and presented his first womenswear collection

during Paris Fashion Week, 1981.

In 1984, he launched his menswear collection.

Currently, he designs for his  three labels:

Y’s –  the original line

Yohji Yamamoto  –   the higher priced pieces

Y-3  –  the collaboration with Adidas sports wear.

The dramatic career shift from law to design

has proven a successful course.

His  Design  Philosophy

Mr.  Yamamoto has remained true to his aesthetics of

black as signature hue, with minimal injection of colour.

Yet his is not a sombre oeuvre, but is curiously

joyful,  light,  graceful.

Emphasis is directed to the visual created by

movement of body and movement of clothes.

Inspired by native  Japanese attire and beautifully crafted

a  Yamamoto creation  is

loose

light

layered

asymmetric

Thirty years in design and

Mr. Yamamoto remains excited, energised by his work.

His enthusiasm is contagious,

for his daughter Limi Yamamoto

is too a designer, who creates under the name

Limi Feu.

Yohji Yamamoto

spring/summer 2014

Menswear

The models had white dusting on long braids and unkempt beards:

a sentiment of time passage;

nature left undisturbed to progress along its intended course?

His Collection

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Runway Presentation

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