Yohji Yamamoto led the Japanese fashion wave of the 1980s and 1990s into the new millennium. In October 2009, after a series of bad investments, Yamamoto Inc. went bankrupt; by the end of that year the designer had inaugurated a new business and a complete reevaluation of his direction. My...

Photographer Max Vadukul, who has been working with Yohji Yamamoto for over 25 years, is interviewed by Terry Jones and long time collaborator Masao Nihei contributes an essay on some of the wider influences on Yohji Yamamoto's designs and their presentation. Beautifully illustrated using...

Front cover of 'Yohji Yamamoto - My Dear Bomb' "YOHJI YAMAMOTO - My Dear Bomb" is the first ever published biography of the Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto. In this book, his life is unveiled in a radical and deeper way than ever before, through a short fiction while himself being tossed by...

Illustrated with drawings by Yamamoto, this open-hearted meditation offers a take on the autobiography form as imaginative as the designer's fashion ware. A retrospective show of Yamamoto's work is on view at London's Victoria and Albert Museum from March 12 – July 10, 2011. YOHJI...

As I wiped the sleep from my eye and made a cup of tea, Susie called out quotes from Yohji Yamamoto's My Dear Bomb. The following one will be bouncing around my sleepy brain for the rest of the day and beyond so I just had to share it with you... "It is always best to add something playful...

Yohji Yamamoto is a designer of the dark. Black permeates nearly everything he creates. In a documentary coming this Fall, we get a deeper glimpse into his psyche. In "This Is My Dream" we'll learn what makes him tick, but more importantly, what makes him design. Was it the bomb in Tokyo? That...

Following Yamamoto's previous solo exhibitions in Florence Correspondences (2005), Paris Juste des Vêtements (2005) and Antwerp Dream Shop (2006), this UK retrospective will exhibit items from his menswear collections for the first time. Yohji Yamamoto was born in Tokyo in 1943 and studied...

For our review of Yohji Yamamoto's Fall 2011 collection and more pics, click more The best thing about Yohji Yamamoto's fall 2011 runway show was the variance of models. In a fashion world so besought with slim and slimmer, it was awesome to see Yohji select models who were of average build...

All the stuff in this picture: Lamp was a gift from a long time ago, vanilla scented candle Ikea, alarm clock Ikea, shoes Weekday, notebook, book My Dear Bomb by Yohji Yamamoto, silver ring Cos, gold ring hardware store, shoeboxes from Filippa K, Acne, Alexander Wang and Givenchy I love...

The reds in the tapestries seemed to glow as if drawing energy from the Yamamoto pieces. When I got up to leave I felt as though I had been lost in reverie for hours. Something had changed. In my mind, there was now an indelible though unlikely link across time and culture. I shall never see...

 

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