Yohji, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Looser Fit (Yohji Yamamoto Thread) - Page 321
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I had the coats like this in my head when I wrote that:
Undeniably cool, but I wasn't exactly surprised to see it left on the shelf come the end of the season.
In fact based on my own personal experience and handling of the stuff in retailers and flagship stores I suspect there have been Y's stuff ( the cut and the use of certain buttons, or even prices dare I suggest ) marketed or disguised under the YYPH umbrella from SS10.
I respectfully disagree. For me, 90s were amazing (I really can't see anyone denying), 00s really represented a dry patch and then from 2009 I don't know what quite happened - a personel change at HQ perhaps - but I've loved it all.
I'd defend SS11 to the grave. Beautifully demented. A lot of the more outrageous - costumey yeah - pieces I thought could be taken apart and worn quite easily. I loved the double collared shirts - mostly hidden behind the huge ribbons on the runway. As a collection really like nothing I've seen before or since.
Its very literal ss11, there its not so much Yohji twist to the cuts and detailing. Few double lapels and double shirt collars.. The rest its replica of the garments he its been inspired by, just his fabrics. Its exactly what other fashion house are doing.. Easy to understand story. Funny enough I've got two looks from this collection.
Edited by dantebykiko - 4/21/13 at 6:07pm
But but but but but
Perhaps its because I really love the 18th century France vibe, down as much to the presentation as the clothing - but its a collection that really connects somehow.
On a related note, here I am on a tram in Bremen, back in 2011, wearing my first ever yohji purchase - the above lilac shirt -, albiet as part of the least yohji ensamble imaginable (and probably the least yohji-ish fit pic committed to this thread thus far). (weird angle, not what my face looks like)
Regarding the SS11 Floral Pieces on the Runway, I was informed ( I hope reliably ) by the Conduit Street Japanese SA at the time that because V & A was exhibiting YY in its venue ( we had the pleasure of attending twice ), Yohji-san was returning the favour by agreeing to use a selection of tapestry fabrics from the V & A Textile Section to make bespoke pieces for his show ( and subsequently onto the racks ). That's why those Floral Pieces looked a bit disjointed and rather out of place with the rest of the Runway. Still stellar pieces of course.
I'm a US 9 in most shoes and I need 3 or 4 in yohji shoes. I highly doubt size 2 would fit us 9.
I tried these on in HK 2 months ago in sz 2, I am UK size 7 and usually a Yohji sz 2 in footwear and found them quite generous and needing insoles. Beware they have creepers type thick soles so not very flexible. Hope this helps :)
Edited by davidlee388 - 4/22/13 at 8:35am