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i wish i was a foot taller so i could wear more of the really dramatic pieces...
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these are all beautiful...
i think max vadukul was really at his peak when he was working with yohji...
i love the work they did together...

thank you so much for the new images runner!

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umm..i just realized that this might be the very first thread i ever started here when i first joined tFS...

how weird is that?!?...
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thanks for bringing it back to life gius!...
it's great to see old posts from KIT here as well...

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you are welcome softgrey

it seems that yohji's autobiography project is in process right now where paul boudens is involved.

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most of the japanese designers bring their conventional soul into the garment, that somehow makes it hard to be selected. but i'm always attracted by their aesthestic, they are worth buying ( even if i can't wear it casually)

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When Mr Yamamoto creates hats for his mainline, is he working with a milliner or it's always designed in-house? I read he's worked with Misa Harada for the Red Label..

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almost off-topic
but of the works of art you can see at the exhibition held right now by fuchu art museum there is one owned by yohji.

www.city.fuchu.tokyo.jp/art/english/index.html

this one made of aluminum mesh
yuko hishiyama

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I am pleased to be able to show you the wonderful composite image Nick Knight has produced for us to act as the lead marketing image for the show. It combines a look from Yohji Yamamoto’s Autumn-Winter 2009-10 show made from bright red and black boiled wool shot in action with an image of our wonderful Cast Courts.

Photography Nick Knight, Art direction Peter Saville

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Yohji Yamamoto Expo


Published a week ago
The Victoria & Albert museum open its retrospective into one of fashion’s most influential, secretive and subversive designers
In 1981, when Yohji Yamamoto debuted his first prêt-a-porter collection in Paris, alongside Comme des Garcons' Rei Kawakubo, it was condemned by the French press as “Hiroshima chic”. His work challenged traditional notions of beauty within fashion, as models emerged with white painted faces wearing oversized black asymmetric garments. Now, thirty years later, the V&A will open a retrospective of Yamamoto’s work celebrating the unique nature of his design aesthetic. The main exhibition space will consist of a 60 garment strong installation and a mixed-media timeline, which will feature footage from his fashion shows, films and work with long-time collaborators such as Nick Knight, Peter Saville and Wim Wenders.
The V&A will also be the first museum in the UK to showcase pieces from his menswear collection. To coincide with the exhibition, The Wapping Project will also host two satellite exhibitions around London that examine specific elements of Yamamoto’s practice. ‘Yohji’s Women’ will display his photographic collaborations with Inez Van Lamsweerde, Peter Lindbergh, Craig McDean and Paolo Roversi amongst others. Whilst ‘Making Waves’ will exhibit an oversized white silk wedding dress created for his Autumn/Winter 1998 collection. Dazed Digital spoke to the V&A exhibition's curator, Ligaya Salazar, about creating an exhibition that would appropriately reflect the creativity of Yamamoto.
Dazed Digital: Why did the V&A decided to hold the first major UK solo show of Yamamoto’s work?
Ligaya Salaz
ar: Both myself and another curator at the V&A have had longstanding relationships with the Yohji Yamamoto Company because we have shown his work in previous exhibitions. As a curator you keep talking to companies over the years and it was through a conversation that happened in late 2008 that we thought it would be a good idea to start thinking about a retrospective at the V&A. It was quite a natural process and I slowly began thinking about a concept and the exhibition evolved.
DD: Was the 30th anniversary of his debut in Paris a big factor in the timing of this exhibition?
Ligaya Salazar: I think it was more of a fortuitous coincidence that we would be able to coincide the exhibition with the 30th anniversary. It is more about celebrating his status in fashion history rather than the anniversary. His work is very important and even in the mid eighties the V&A was keen to show his work.
DD: How involved was Yamamoto with the exhibition?
Ligaya Salazar: He is a very busy man designing eight collections a year, but he has been involved from the very early stages of the exhibition. We have also collaborated with one of his closest friends Masao Nihei, who has been his lighting director for the last 25 years. They speak very regularly so by having him involved with the exhibition design gave us a great channel of contact.
DD: How has Nihei approach the exhibitions’ design?
Ligaya Salazar: The exhibition design is very closely linked to the exhibition concept, which is really about the show not being a straight forward retrospective. Instead it surveys the themes in his work through the eyes of an installation. From very early on we have worked with the Yamamoto team on a design concept that would both emphasize the characteristics of the work without being too didactic. The way this has happened is that the main exhibition space is entirely open and there are no walls. The mannequins are grouped within the space so people can freely walk around.
One of the main aspects of Yamamoto’s work is the fabric, so it was important that people could get quite close and see the textures and complexities of his designs. He often works in monochrome colours, so having them on pedestals behind glass won’t do anything. From the very beginning, the visitors experience was always very important to us.
DD: Pieces are also situated around the V&A and hidden in corners…
Ligaya Salazar: It was always meant to be an encounter between the V&A and Yohji Yamamoto, so to limit it to an exhibition space would not have made sense. What defines the V&A are those nooks and crannies of this complex building and the variety of the collections we have.
DD: Do you see the two exhibitions at the Wapping Project as extensions of this show?
Ligaya Salazar: They both complement the exhibition at the V&A. The exhibition at the Bankside space gives us an opportunity to show the amazing photographic collaborations in a much more impressive format then we would be able to show here. The Wapping space will present a singular silhouette of his designs and will allow people to see his work in a very different way.
‘Yohji Yamamoto’ will exhibit from 12th March - 10th July 2011 at the V&A, London.
‘Yohji Making Waves’ will exhibit from 12th March – 14th July 2011 at The Wapping Project, London.
‘Yohji’s Women’ will exhibit from 12th March – 14th May 2011 at The Wapping Project Bankside, London.

Watch out for our Yohji Yamamoto x V&A Shop giveaway on Twitter and Facebook - launching on Monday - when you can win a Y-3 scarf, a T-shirt and the Peter Saville art directed Yamamoto catalogue, among other things...

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when is the dang MET in ny going to get it together and do something with yohji?
or maybe it should be MOMA?...

i don't know...but it's way overdue!!!...
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'It's hard to be a modernist and a romantic at the same time but that is what Yohji Yamamoto has pulled off. He looks back to the past but at the same time he's marching forward.' Suzy Menkes



'This is a secret but I have nothing else. To go out in the evening I only have Yohji and have never worn anything else ever since I met him.' Wim Wenders
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woah...
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that's awesome...

great to know that he also supports the creativity of other artists...
that is such a cool piece as well...
somehow, it looks like yohji...
i don't mean the face...i mean the vibe or the feeling...



i think that the old yohji catalogues are really collectible things now...

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it seems that yohji's autobiography project is in process right now where paul boudens is involved.
maybe it is this?
http://www.nowness.com/day/2011/3/21...mamoto-s-dream

but maybe this is something else...
it seems to be directed by theo stanley...
this is a trailer for a film that is coming out shortly on the collaboration btw yohji and adidas...
Y-3...

and short interview from nowness.com
Y-3: Yamamoto’s Dream

A Film Explores the Enigmatic Designer's Game-Changing Collaboration With Adidas

Honored by everyone from the CFDA to the French government, the radically innovative designer Yohji Yamamoto has challenged our perceptions of fashion since his debut collection in 1977 with his play on proportion, androgyny and asymmetry. To coincide with the ten-year anniversary of Y-3, the cutting-edge collaboration between Yamamoto and Adidas—for which football legend Zinedine Zidane is brand ambassador—today we present the trailer for the documentary Yohji Yamamoto: This is My Dream. The Japanese virtuoso, a man shrouded in mystery, invited director Theo Stanley to shadow him for several months as he readied the performance-based Y-3’s spring/summer 2010 collection. "Yohji operates at the center of his constructed world, an environment that has been severely reduced to quiet any visual disturbances that would distract from his vision," recalls Stanley. "His conceptual drive and dedication to both aesthetics and craft enable him to be always reaching forward." Yamamoto spoke exclusively to NOWNESS about his long-standing partnership with Adidas.

How would you describe Y-3 as a collaborative project?
Distant DNA got married and had a successful baby. You have to [treat] Y-3 [like it is] an independent human. In that way the brand already has its own character.

How does the collaborative process between you and Adidas work?
Adidas is a very personal inspiration to me. It has enriched my creative life. Both teams are in constant contact and communicate continuously. There are many meetings to develop the collection together. It's an important exchange between different cultures and different ideas.
Do your catwalk collections inspire Y3, and vice versa?
Both sides are a totally free and creative process, the two worlds are parallel.

How did you find the experience of being shadowed by the documentary team?
They have been very respectful and non-intrusive––I hardly noticed that they were around!

Y-3's new store has just opened at 54 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2YY. Catch our exclusive interview with football legend Zinedine Zidane at the opening here.

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Y-3 10th anniversary...
from the moment of their original footwear collaboration for the 2001 yohji runway collection...

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Yamamoto and Adidas: A Decade-Long Affair
By Alice Pfeiffer 01/18/2011 01:45 PM


YOHJI YAMAMOTO. PHOTO COURTESY OF KOICHI INAKOSHI


Dedicated followers of fashion know well that Y-3, the collaboration between Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas, presented its first collection in 2003. So why does word on the street have it that the brand is celebrating its tenth anniversary during men's fashion week this year? Well, a little-known fact is that the original collaboration in fact began in 2001, when Yamamoto launched the prequel to the characteristic sporty-chic silhouettes. A limited edition of footwear saw the light—and today, they're absolute collectors' items among fans.

In celebration of their decade-long collaboration, Adidas and Yamamoto will celebrate on January 23 at the Maison des Metallos—the factory-cum-cultural-center in Belleville (Paris' answer to Chinatown). A feast of draping, spandex, triple stripes, and black-on-black is to be expected. Needless to say, a work out will be the last thing on anyone's mind. We squeezed in a few questions with Yamamoto in anticipation of the soirée.


ALICE PFEIFFER: Why were you initially interested by sportswear collaboration?

YOHJI YAMAMOTO: Ten years ago, together with Adidas, we created something that did not exist before and completely projected into the future. Y-3 opened a new segment, a niche in the fashion and sportswear market.

PFEIFFER: And is it still relevant today?

YAMAMOTO: Today, tomorrow... I feel this is still relevant, and Y-3 is always continuing to evolve, like a child that is still growing. It is demanding, but it also is fun.

PFEIFFER: How has your sportswear designs evolved in the past decade?

YAMAMOTO: My desire was and is to make sportswear elegant and chic. Adidas is a very personal inspiration to me—it enriches my creative life. I like the three stripes—the good old familiar.

PFEIFFER: Has people's relationship to sportswear changed in the last 10 years?

YAMAMOTO: Fashion always relates to current influences. Sports influence became so strong in the last 10 years. And now we live in a sports and body-conscious age. I don't see this changing soon.


ADIDAS AND YOHJI YAMAMOTO WILL CELEBRATE THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR COLLABORATION ON JANUARY 23 AT THE MAISON DES METALLOS.

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