Sunday, February 24, 2008

yohji yamamoto

Probably one of my favorite designers. He designs loose, functional clothes for men and women, featuring a great deal of black, which conceal rather than emphasize the body. Yamamoto's world is one of black and white symbols, a world in which color makes only a fleeting appearance. His uses of these two colors define his array of ideas and imagination into a beautiful world laced simplicity and complexity. What makes Yamamoto so successful is his originality, grace, and braveness to try something new. He creates pieces of clothing that might look a little strange at first, but when you take a closer look and take it in, you see that it is actually more like a work of art. The frumpy, baggy pants become a vessel to carry the long train of the shirt as its sail.

i particularly like his Y-3 line with adidas. I think he came out with one of the hottest shoes in 07...

CNN's Talk Asia recently did an interview with Yohji Yamamoto about his career and his views on fashion. It is a very insightful piece and gives you a good look into the mind of what many consider a fashion icon. See the interview now online.

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