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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...

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...

PARIS, France – There were surprising new silhouettes for Yohji Yamamoto's new collection. It looked like the history of clothing from the 70s until today, with a reworked, remastered collection that focuses on the real spectacle of exceptional clothes. We loved the amazing soft felt...

Yohji Yamamoto in retrospect Lottie Johansson Last Updated: Mar 27, 2011 Often described as the designer's designer, Yohji Yamamoto has been making waves on the international fashion circuit for more than 30 years: an important enough figure to warrant a major retrospective exhibition at...

This season's many athletic-inspired trends are worth sporting and for this post, we focus on side stripe trousers. These pants are a mix of track pants from the late '90s and tuxedo pants. It's not the first time we've seen the sporty look sprint its way into high fashion but, I'm love how...

Sleeveless white felt dress with large collar, Autumn/Winter 1996-7 On view through July 10, 2011 at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, Yohji Yamamoto is a retrospective of the visionary Japanese designer's works from throughout his forty-year career. Yamamoto rose to fame in the early...

At the end of this post you'll find a short video of Yohji commeninting his career. Yohji Yamamoto installation in Gallery 38 Yellow strapless silk dress and oversized coolie hat covered with draped silk, Yohji Yamamoto, Spring/Summer 1997 Yohji Yamamoto installation in Gallery...

e not ripping their clothes off if they only have 2 minutes to change. It's kind of funny that fashion shows are all about the clothes, yet for about half the time the clothes are not worn. Yohji Yamamoto claims he creates 80% of the clothes, but the other 20% is solely shaped by the person...

Yohji Yamamoto's collection was like several collections in one. The music chopped and changed as the clothes did, from austere to military to rock to sexy to glam. Models sported cropped, bleached mop tops atop long brown locks, with the freshly cut hair still falling around them. I was...

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...