Friday, April 2, 2010

Hot and Covered...Yohji Yamamoto 2010~11 Fall/Winter Collection








YOHJI YAMAMOTO
THE MEN 2010~11
Tokyo Fashion Week!

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Renowned fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto recently presented his new collection for Fall/Winter 2010 from the designer eponymous label. The line showed off more of the same from the acclaimed designer, including a good amount of draped and layered looks fully capturing the Yamamoto spirit. Selections from the runway show can be seen below.


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After nearly 20 years of showing in Paris, A#2’s Yohji Yamamoto returned to Japan to present his latest menswear offering in Tokyo earlier today. Entitled ‘The Men’, the presentation at Tokyo’s Yoyogi National Stadium was a celebration of his long legacy in menswear, and a return to showing after a two season hiatus.

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Special Thanks to Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images North America


I, myself, have been missing in Tokyo fashion shows for almost 20 years. The men’s fashion is
suffering in Japan, so I hope to light a fire…”
Yohji Yamamoto.


With a multi-generational cast of models and a collection that spans many signature silhouettes and details, Yohji played up to the packed stadium crowd in a triumphant homecoming – with brilliant shots of blue, red and khaki camouflage punctuating the loosely formal and mostly black outfits. The relaxed, positive vibe is evident even through the images of models striding coolly down the runway, smiling naturally and imbuing their outfits with a human touch.

In the final walk, Yohji himself appeared to thunderous applause, driving the crowd on with his own enthusiastic hand gestures and cries. He even shook the hands of each of his models – all friends and acquaintances whose presence each offered a new, untold story to this special event.

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Special Thanks to Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images North America

Former French national footballer Zinedine Zidane (L) shakes hands with designer Yohji Yamamoto on the runway

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Special Thanks to Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images North America

Broadcast live through a Japanese video site, the show took place at 8pm Tokyo time. Recorded video to follow.



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YOHJI YAMAMOTO

Special Thanks to Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images North America


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Yohji Yamamoto is a Japanese avant-garde fashion designer. His own line is quite popular in Tokyo, but his collaborations with other companies, from Adidas to Hermes, have helped to make him a household name.

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The spaces in which Yohji Yamamoto houses his collections are a continuation of the poetry of his world – sweeping, dramatic and monochrome – beautifully executed and pure in their simplicity. Spanning the world’s major cultural hubs – New York, Paris, London and Tokyo and branching into Antwerp, one of Europe’s fashion capitals – the flagship stores are works of art in themselves.

The Sophie Hicks’ designed Paris store is situated on Rue Cambon, Mademoiselle Chanel’s traditional home, and is a grand white capsule. At its entrance is a sculpted chestnut wall, offering white wing-like repeated panelling and curved staircases leading downstairs. New York’s wedge-shaped corner boutique is Junya Ishigami’s decadent ode to the designer and a veritable lightbox in the edge of the Meatpacking district, surrounded by glass and spearheading into the street. In Antwerp, Wim Goes has in 2007 transformed the Southern Wing of the MoMu building into the largest Yohji boutique, a spacious cube that reinterprets the neoclassical surrounds of the building with a spare, minimal gallery – the all-absorbing whiteness punctuated by the stark black garments on seemingly floating white mannequins. Ron Arad’s dynamic and futuristic design for Yohji’s Tokyo Y’s store is featured in A#2, and can be seen here.

As our month of celebrating Yohji’s A#2 draws to a close, we would like to thank Yohji for an inspiring magazine and such insight into the relationships and traditions that have shaped his craft and his world. Please keep reading as we bring you further news from Yohji in the future, and meanwhile be sure to visit these serene boutiques around the world to discover a little more.

Wim Goes' designed Yohji Yamamoto store, Antwerp

Junya Ishigami-designed Yohji Yamamoto store, New York

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