Originally Posted by Ivwri
So hard to find any clips or images from that period.
Indeed it is, annoyingly so. I thought I'd share the love and post the few ones I have available from the mid-90s, I thought it's good for people new to his stuff to see what he's been building his menswear on, and too see how things fit back then and can still fit like today. From the stuff I've seen in person, the quality is incredible - probably better than today - this stuff holds up really well so there's no reason to not buy it!! I love a lot of this, these are some of the classic collections from the 90's that people still remember. Hope you guys enjoy this.AUTUMN-WINTER 1995
The theme was 鹿鳴館 (Rokumeikan
; Meiji-era Western-style building in downtown Tokyo, constructed in 1883 for entertaining foreign diplomats and dignitaries). From wiki: "In the ballroom, Japanese gentlemen in evening dress imported from tailors in London danced the waltz, polka, quadrille, and mazurka with Japanese ladies dressed in the latest Parisian fashions". At the same time, Yohji also put this cultural blend against an american historical background from the same time, ended up with some urban cowbow amalgamation where cowboy hats were juxtaposed with japanese prints from this era while having a take on european formal wear I guess? Basically a suits collection, many takes on informal and formal suits. From the little I've seen, a fucking great collection. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
"Flowers and boys". He used several 12, 13 year old models for this show. The cuts were very wide, looking at the pics it almost feels like a teenage boy wearing his father's clothes and making them his own in a way. Didn't he have a section in "My dear bomb" alluding to his? The concept I mean, not this particular collection. He did a lot of clever cutout patterns on jackets, gabardine shirts as well as shoes. The other big theme was flowers, lots of flower prints on shirts and jackets (the amazing rose print silk "bomber" on y! is from this collection). The stage was lined with sunflowers and tulipsWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
For this collection he did a lot of layering with bulky knits, complicated inserts, object dyed (similar to aw03), huge velvet coats, corduroy suits. A lot of good stuff in here, imo.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Also, while we are on the topic of 1995 collections, I thought it would be of interest to post these lookbook pics from the women's AW 95-96 and at the same time establish a season for that picture of the cover Ivwri posted earlier.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)