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Black is signature colour for designer Yohji Yamamoto,

(image from vogue.fr):

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whose clothing seem the product of

contemplative calm and dress freedom created by:

gender-less identification:  silhouettes which suit both men and women

deconstruction:  a shift away from “perfect fashion”

over-sizing:  the big is beautiful factor

minimalist:  low-key / tranquil aspect

a succinct summing up of the aesthetics expressed by

a typical Yohji Yamamoto collection.

For his menswear  a/w  2014 offering

Mr. Yamamoto veers, in bold measure,

from his traveled design path and follows a road of

colour vibrancy, print, sharper tailoring and fit.

Yet, elements of the Yamamoto essence are in evidence:

layering, voluminousness, gender non-specific fashion .

This combination of fashion factors:  the unexpected and the expected

 resulted in a vivacious collection.

The element of design surprise intrigues.

I wonder what’s to be “expected” next , or not

from one of my favourite creatives

Yohji Yamamoto

Menswear, a/w  2014

Yohji Yamamoto

The Collection

 

(images from style.com):

 

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