Yohji said on his Facebook page before the show: "Films don't have to be always about drama... This is a story that could be summarized in just a few words." The same could be said for the collection, and those few words were emblazoned in silver threads across the clothes: YOHJI YAMAMOTO,...

Yohji Yamamoto was in a pensive mood, his quintessential blackness pervading most of the looks on the runway. The invitation itself was a crumpled piece of paper, as if had been discarded in a mailbox instead of a trash can. The clothes, too, had a feeling of rip-it-up-and-start-again, as if...

Yohji Yamamoto Fall 2011 | Paris Fashion Week Yohji Yamamoto's rebellious fall 2011 Yohji Yamamoto's cotton candy haired protagonist brought high fashion street wear to the fall 2011 season. With kaleidoscopic prints, fish netting and even wire hoop skirts for a dramatic effect–Yamamoto's...

It appeared they were determined to keep a brave face, focusing on the little known subculture of arctic surfers, and, in the show notes' own words, "celebrating the women and men who experience as raw an environment as it gets." Both men and women were arctic-ready in full technical winter...

The white curtain soon parted, revealing a wild (and that's an understatement) band of otherworldly creatures with square hay bodies, ghoulish faces, and endless horns on their heads. They madly yet endearingly beat on tin drums made from old auto parts. This band, whose members actually...

So the inveterate contrarian put out a men's collection today that offered a respite from arch intellectualization, grown-up examination, political extrapolation. Kawakubo seemed to beseech a return to childhood, to boyhood, with all the carefree, puerile playtime it connotes. To start,...

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Yohji was an accordion-pleat scribbled image that looked like a Christopher Wool painting with plenty to say, covered in provocative Yamamoto soundbites such as 'Give me one more chance,' 'Don't be body-shaming,' and 'too old to die.' It was suitably cryptic, and gave little away as to...

Yamamoto hasn't changed, and he's found himself with his effortless voluminous forms, and oversize global deconstructed aesthetic at the forefront. Even his love of street-casting is on trend, making all the elements fall into place and enabling us to sit back and watch Yohji be Yohji. His...

It turned out that the venue was of historical importance, as Van Noten had shown his fall 1993 menswear and fall 1996 womenswear collections here. This was far from nostalgia, but rather a look backward to move forward; honoring the forgotten mills, and reminding us that he was a master of...

 

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