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16-07-2013
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Yohji Yamamoto

Published on 09 July 2013

photography David Montgomery & Max Montgomery
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Yohji Yamamoto is a designer who unites generations. 
Since his debut at the Paris Fashion Collections in 1981, his signature draped silhouettes have been appreciated by the young, the old and everyone in between – a breadth of popularity that is rare in fashion design. Mr. Yamamoto’s clothing empire consists of a mainline, Yohji Yamamoto; a diffusion line, Y’s (both menswear and womenswear); and Y-3 
for Adidas (the first of many subsequent collaborations 
between the sportswear brand and a designer).
Photographer David Montgomery and his son Max 
met up with Mr. Yamamoto at his Parisian apartment 
after the Yohji Yamamoto Autumn/Winter 2013 menswear show, before the master tailor headed back to Japan.
HOW DO YOU KNOW DAVID MONTGOMERY?
Through [jewellery designer] Mr. Justin Davis.
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR AUTUMN/WINTER 2013 MENSWEAR SHOW? YOU HAD YOUR MODELS GROW MOUSTACHES AND BEARDS, WHY?
I was inspired by 19th century gentlemen, farmers and 
craftsmen; and mainly August Sander’s photography.
THE SHOOT TOOK PLACE IN YOUR PARISIAN APARTMENT. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ROOM?
My favourite room is my bedroom. I have nothing but 
the bed there. I love sleeping.
IS IT TRUE YOU USED TO BUSK ON THE PARIS UNDERGROUND?
Yes, I did play the guitar on the Paris underground about 35 years ago. I’ve played the guitar since I was 
a junior high school boy.
Yohji Yamamoto Autumn/Winter 2013 is available now.
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Yohji's tokyo home
YOHJI'S TOKYO HOME










source: Harper's Bazaar (American Edition) June 1999

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This man is so cool, really living his designs.

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oh wow...i remember that bazaar feature on yohji's home....i just remember thinking what a cool,unpretentious space that is....very organic....much like his designs,indeed.

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Thanks surver for those peeks of his Tokyo home.

I adore the architecture so much-- it's perfection to me. But, the humble furniture is so depressing. I'd hate to envision being in such a tranquil, meditative, but undeniably comfortable-looking interior-- only to be sitting in some bland, uncomfortable-looking wooden chair... I think I'd prefer sitting on the beautiful-looking floor instead.

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His first store in Tokyo had the same type of interior. I love the exposed concrete although I'm not a fan of early brutalist structure. I'm pretty sure he used to display the wooden vest and skirt somewhere in his house before. I wonder how much of it has changed now.

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she is growing fast.

from today's asahi
( there is a little video too )


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his house is lovely and the dog is beautiful...such a lovely coat...
thanks to everyone for the images...

runner- i'm curious...
what does yohji say to the dog at the end of the video to make everyone laugh?
i'm guessing it's something like 'hey-pay attention' or 'stop licking yourself in front of everyone'...


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another thing he deals with can be this kind of monpe style below and its silhouette which especially his mother's generation should be familiar with. I guess it is a permanent stimulus to his design.

( monpe was a knid of daily/workwear, a variation of hakama. so the reason it was so voluminous is because it was originally overpant you could quickly put on over kimono when for instance you had to go somewhere by bicycle as soon as possible. it was convenient in those days of transition where the new and the old/traditional were crossing )


tatsuo takayama, 1944
yohji yamamoto, S/S 1989

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i keep thinking about this...
it explains a lot about the proliferation of drop crotch pants in japanese designer collections in general...
the crotch would have to be low in order to accommodate the volume of fabric of the kimono...
it all makes sense to me now...
thanks so much runner...
i find this very interesting and informative...

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OMG, that dog.

His home is very serene, of course.

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you're welcome softgrey


yes that kind of thing
what he actually said to her is "hey, gotta work/work to do/we are at work"
and she seems to have been reminded.

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thanks for posting that article about his home... great space and architecture... and a rolls royce in his garage

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"SUPER YOHJI YAMAMOTO" by Leslie Kee

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Leslie Kee‘s photo exhibition ‘SUPER YOHJI YAMAMOTO’ is currently being held at Yohji Yamamoto’s head store in Aoyama until September 25, celebrating the launch of Leslie’s new photo book, ’SUPER YOHJI YAMAMOTO’. The show consists of the photographer’s archives capturing famous artists and actors wearing Yohji Yamamoto’s menswear. It also features the photographs taken at the back stage of the brand’s runway show for spring/summer 2013. Yohji Yamamoto’s head store has previously held photo exhibitions of internationally acclaimed photographers, including Nick Knight and Peter Lindbergh, and of the designer’sown drawings. ‘SUPER YOHJI YAMAMOTO’ is the first show that focuses on the men around Yohji Yamamoto. In addition, Leslie’s photo book is available for purchase, as are the T-shirts and bags inspired by his book.
I would like to see more photos from this photobook.









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thank you for explaining that runner!


and thanks for the images from the book and info on the exhibition koibito...


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you are welcome softgrey


the rolls royce is a two door convertible.
I think he still drives the same old rickety corniche.

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some more from tristan and isolde


yohji at dyeing dept,
washing, drying, and painting


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