As the father of Japanese avant-garde, Yohji Yamamoto’s influence is only comparable that of Rei Kawakubo. The Tokyo based designer first presented his men’s collection in Paris in 1981. Referring to himself as a dressmaker speaks of his humble approach. Wanting to cover and protect the body, Yohji Yamamoto offers a voluminous take on Western tailoring. Having become famous for his oversized silhouettes and wool gabardine, over time Yohji Yamamoto caters to someone who wants comfortable, yet elegant clothing with a twist. Yohji Yamamoto has at several occasions said he does not appreciate men who are too fashionable or take themselves too seriously. This idea is extended into the menswear line where there are often hints to irony both in shapes, prints and patterns offered together with unconventional silhouettes.
Wolf Dagger Pierce Silver