How to Join
the Fashion Spot / Front Row / Designers and Collections
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
06-03-2013
  31
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,715
as usual, yohji's clothes look better in motion...
i love the show invite---wish i had one...
:p

thanks for the additional pics runner!

__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior



  Reply With Quote
 
07-03-2013
  32
El Viaje Definitivo
 
runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Gender: homme
Posts: 11,334
you are welcome softgrey

from the invite, maybe there is a certain folklore reference here, rather than rei kawakubo reference. :p
this story as YY version, the black crane


amazon
e-hon
ehonnavi
blue-robin
Attached Images
File Type: jpg E9B6B4E5A5B3E688BF.jpg (28.7 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg 51NDHEPA8PL__SL500_AA300_.jpg (18.7 KB, 144 views)
File Type: jpg tsu10.jpg (25.3 KB, 144 views)
File Type: jpg Ehon_24401.jpg (31.8 KB, 144 views)

__________________

Let the stars decide

Last edited by runner; 07-03-2013 at 07:49 AM.
  Reply With Quote
07-03-2013
  33
El Viaje Definitivo
 
runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Gender: homme
Posts: 11,334
some more from fashionjp


.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 04p.jpg (239.8 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 06p.jpg (205.4 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg 07p.jpg (208.8 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg 10p.jpg (188.1 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg 20p.jpg (176.8 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg 26p.jpg (208.8 KB, 3 views)

__________________

Let the stars decide
  Reply With Quote
07-03-2013
  34
El Viaje Definitivo
 
runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Gender: homme
Posts: 11,334
....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 24p.jpg (212.2 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg 25p.jpg (232.9 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 27p.jpg (218.8 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg 28p.jpg (239.1 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg 30p.jpg (223.8 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg 31p.jpg (235.7 KB, 3 views)

__________________

Let the stars decide
  Reply With Quote
07-03-2013
  35
El Viaje Definitivo
 
runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Gender: homme
Posts: 11,334
.....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 32p.jpg (224.3 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg 33p.jpg (188.1 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg 34p.jpg (241.4 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg 35p.jpg (260.6 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg 39p2.jpg (241.5 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg 39p.jpg (217.2 KB, 1 views)

__________________

Let the stars decide
  Reply With Quote
07-03-2013
  36
El Viaje Definitivo
 
runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Gender: homme
Posts: 11,334
......
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 41p2.jpg (243.3 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 40p.jpg (165.8 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg 41p.jpg (232.2 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg yohji-yamamoto49.jpg (246.6 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 48p.jpg (175.7 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg 44p.jpg (192.4 KB, 2 views)

__________________

Let the stars decide
  Reply With Quote
07-03-2013
  37
El Viaje Definitivo
 
runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Gender: homme
Posts: 11,334
....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 45p.jpg (201.1 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg 46p.jpg (224.3 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 43p.jpg (190.4 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 64p.jpg (421.6 KB, 1 views)

__________________

Let the stars decide
  Reply With Quote
07-03-2013
  38
El Viaje Definitivo
 
runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Gender: homme
Posts: 11,334
afpbb















__________________

Let the stars decide
  Reply With Quote
07-03-2013
  39
El Viaje Definitivo
 
runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Gender: homme
Posts: 11,334









__________________

Let the stars decide
  Reply With Quote
07-03-2013
  40
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,715
Quote:
Originally Posted by runner View Post
you are welcome softgrey

from the invite, maybe there is a certain folklore reference here, rather than rei kawakubo reference. :p
this story as YY version, the black crane
thanks for the references and the link runner!


i was trying to figure out what was painted on some of the looks...
it did look like a flying bird to me, so i guess it's the crane...
interesting...

i think there must be different versions of that story in different countries...
i've never heard it that the girl turns into a crane before...
the crane seems to have particular significance in japan and in asia in general...
i assume they must be a common bird there?

we have them here, but only in wet, marshy areas...and there really aren't a lot of areas like that over here...
maybe the cranes like the rice paddies?
didn't you say you used to catch little bugs and frogs in the rice paddies when you were small?...
i suppose those would make a nice meal for some cranes...
:p

is yohji the crane...with his feathers all torn so he can make the finest fabrics in the world for us?...
i hope he doesn't fly away!!!

__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior



  Reply With Quote
09-03-2013
  41
El Viaje Definitivo
 
runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Gender: homme
Posts: 11,334
yes the crane is a beloved creature in japan but not a common bird.
you'd see them mostly inhabit the northern areas in hokkaido. so they can often be associated with snowy landscape over here.
although they seem to like marshes and little life gathering there and I too was a big fan of loach, I had never encountered them back then unfortunately.

maybe he is, or "get back" was to all those who used to be the cranes in the industry? like get back to those days when the system was not this "shi tty" and the devotion to making clothes was a bit more sincere.
he is the man who walks backward into the future. he progresses with his face toward the past basically.
what is always on his mind is possibilities left in the past, "the dead" that there is to be "resurrected".


cranes from nagapon
angelus novus from goo
Attached Images
File Type: jpg f0130376_16251197.jpg (55.4 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg ae9151fea8510e1b12825921c7aba23f.jpg (36.5 KB, 1 views)

__________________

Let the stars decide
  Reply With Quote
09-03-2013
  42
V.I.P.
 
Not Plain Jane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Canada
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,719
Beautiful images; I love the gowns in particular as well as those blue-finger-nail gloves!!

Love, too, the "Angel of History" image - makes me think of Walter Benjamin's famous quote.

__________________
Fashion: Don’t you recognize me? Death: You should know that I don’t see very well and I can’t wear glasses. Fashion: I’m Fashion, your sister. Death: My sister? Fashion: Yes. You and I together keep undoing and changing things down here on earth although you go about it in one way and I another. Giacomo Leopardi, “Dialogue Between Fashion and Death.”abridged
Status: Online
 
Reply With Quote
10-03-2013
  43
El Viaje Definitivo
 
runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Gender: homme
Posts: 11,334
if the stagnation is really at work right now, that's lucky for the angel.
it serves as a windbreak, and he can close his wings finally.
there is a lot to do.
the future will be found in the past. something new will be born with the dead.

__________________

Let the stars decide
  Reply With Quote
10-03-2013
  44
clever ain't wise
 
iluvjeisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Gender: femme
Posts: 13,848
The new shots add new depth, definitely.

  Reply With Quote
11-03-2013
  45
backstage pass
 
Phuel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Canada
Gender: homme
Posts: 738
Yeah, the crane is an eternal symbol of all that's good not only in Japan, but China and Korea as well.

This collection looks like Yohji fast-forwarding through a joyful and "Pop" romp of the various styles of Japanese women to me. And in that sense, it's a bit shallow and throwaway compared to his usual showing-- nothing is strikingly memorable to me here, despite many looks: Everything from the 80s muted colors of the tube-esque/color-block silhouettes to the anime/Victorian Harajuku Girls of the 90s, to the classic long, sombre. monastic uniform of the artist-type-- complete with the severe, blunt bob (that even Rei wears, but hardly exclusive to her, as it's the hairstyle many women in the creative industry in Asia have adopted). I don't get the final part with all the various lengths of flares/bells... It's all too cartoony for me-- and for Yohji. I'd love to know why these designs were included.

I'm not used to a "best-of-Japanese-street-styles-through-the-decades type of collection from Yohji, as I prefer the restrained, disciplined and more pensive and poetic side of him. This all feels like... "speed-designing" Yohji. And as a collection, it feels ragtag and redundant to me, so unlike him, and not in a good way: Too "Pop-up" Yohji.

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
1314, f or w, paris, yamamoto, yohji
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:49 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.