Emerging in the '80s with a class of heralded Japanese designers including Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo of COMME des GARÇONS, Yohji Yamamoto continues to wield considerable influence in the global fashion firmament. His Fall/Winter 2015 men's presentation at Paris Fashion Week was a showcase...

To coincide with the retrospective exhibition of Yohji Yamamoto's work at London's Victoria and Albert museum (12 March-10 July 2011),SHOWstudio.com showcases a unique discussion between three collaborators who helped shape the visual identity of Yamamoto in the1980s, alongside an interview...

i wrote before about how Lanvin had created one-of-kind pieces for the "Haute Couture" Lanvin x H&M show, and they were auctioning them off for charity, UNICEF. so i looked over all the dresses that were being auctioned off, and found one both my sister and i liked the most. it's the...

Yohji Yamamoto has long been a much-loved designer in all of the fashion capitals ever since his Fashion Week debut in the beginning of the 1980s, a decadent and exciting time for fashion. Since then he has consistently pushed the boundaries of avant-garde and created collection upon...

The Bag Snob will be jet-setting in style with Vivienne Westwood's Derby Tartan weekend bag . The Beauty Snob says the future of makeup is here – try CID's I-Blossom stamp-on-blush for instant glamour! The Couture Snob reviews the recent Dior Haute Couture Spring 2011 runway show , which...

Photo Courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum London Editor This installation-based retrospective, taking place 30 years after Yamamoto's debut in Paris, features over 80 garments spanning the designer's career. Yohji Yamamoto was born in Tokyo in 1943 and studied at Keio University...

to look outside its rarefied environment by dedicating his Privé couture collection to recovery efforts in Japan... Fashion brands will often make a nod to charity, but Armani's theming of the entire couture collection around a single cause is a highly unusual move." Rei Kawabuko, Artist &...

while my viewpoint that the collection is just a rehashing of Spring 2009 still stands, i must say that i prefer the "haute couture/runway" versions of the outfits. maybe its subconsciously the snob in me, but i can definitely see the difference in the materials used from the stills of the...

The Spring/Summer 2012 Red Label Fashion Show also marked the launch of an ongoing partnership between Vivienne Westwood and Sony music, enabled with the support of the British Fashion Councils- Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation. Communicating an important message about our world's rainforests, a...

However, a recent frivolous shopping search I was directed to Get a Life, Vivienne Westwood's personal blog. Written by Dame Vivienne herself, the page is full of anecdotes from her daily life, and illustrated with intimate snapshots. There's no advertising speak here – and most of all...

 

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