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If you wear a large shirt this should not be a problem, but for smaller jackets and shirts, you may want to bring out your very nice underwear ;) (I shall use a pair of Alexander McQueen skull print silk boxers I have for the moment until I can grab the YY ones).

Do you know how much is the YY underwear?

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Great pieces indeed, Ivwri. And thanks for keeping us up to date with the online store's new stock. As you said with these prices it's crazy to get stuff from western stores if you can just as well get your hands on it from Japan by the hands of a reliable proxy like drew, also negating any risk of getting hit with customs fees.
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I won't lie, sometimes the convenience of just being able to add something I want to a shopping basket, checkout and have it with me two days later sometimes outweighs the benefit of getting the item cheaper elsewhere or later on, but thankfully, there isn't anything they have that I haven't already planned to get via Kichi Store (Drew's proxy service) anyway making it easier to resist temptation. LN-CC has pretty great customer service though and with VAT removed and the occasional spot discounts the prices do become a lot more palatable.

Some pretty nice knits posted a page back - especially that one with the tape measure on it drool.gif - but I must resist.

As part of the build up to tomorrow's women's show, I thought I would post up the Limi Feu Fall/Winter 2012-13 show. I really like this and it looks like Ms. Yamamoto has really come into her own as a designer.

It's still very reminiscent of her father's designs and design philosophy, but to me she seems to somehow capture a youthful energy and a kind of punk attitude with her line that Yohji seems to not be able to. Probably as a result of her designing clothes that she herself would wear while Yohji designs by necessity as an outsider looking in.
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05/06 y‘s line fw

quite nicely done with interesting shirt and men suits (better than many suits in mainline,my point of view) 

i am always feeling sad that absence of y’s for men

 

more photos 

http://www.pittimmagine.com/corporate/fairs/uomo/media-gallery/2005/uomo67/yohjiyamamoto.html

 

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shirt and jacket yyph 11 aw
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Barneys.com has some current season YY in as well. Seems to be all shoes though. Two iterations of the leather ankle boot and the derbies as well. Hopefully, they will actually get some clothing in lol8[1].gif. There's also a pair of AW11 wool pants on sale in a size 3 for $399. They are the only online store I have seen with that particular style actually - drop crotch with a cinch at the back.
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Do you know how much is the YY underwear?

Sorry for not responding earlier. The price for the long boxers in look 17 is Y15,750 (or roughly $193) in Japan. I think they are all going for around this price. Not sure whether any of the US/EU/UK stockists are carrying them though.
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Well, the Yohji Women's AW12-13 show was really cool imo. Will put up pictures tomorrow or whenever they are available from easier to download from websites, assuming someone doesn't beat me to it.

Lots of nice cuts and the draping on a lot of the coats looked amazing. Really can't wait to see video of the show. A lot of the show seemed like a very smooth progression from SS12 men's and women's and AW12 men's. Large scarf/capes, napoleon-style lapels, oversized knits, shirts with slits on the shoulders, cropped pants, navy, black and red as a colour scheme...great show.

Not sure what was going on with the models and the poles in the venue. Looked pretty odd to me, but I guess the video will show more of that and put it into context.

I really liked the napoleon-style coat with the large hood. On a first pass, it's my favourite piece of clothing from the show nod[1].gif.

Anyway, if anyone can put up pics before they show up on vogue.co.uk or style.com would be much obliged inlove.gif
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Sorry for not responding earlier. The price for the long boxers in look 17 is Y15,750 (or roughly $193) in Japan. I think they are all going for around this price. Not sure whether any of the US/EU/UK stockists are carrying them though.

Thanks for the reply. $193 ouch! lol

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x-post, first impression:

This is glorious. Gut reaction says this is the best women's he's done since... mid-00's? I don't know. Need to gather my thoughts and see it in motion first, but inital impressions are very good, and I haven't been excited about his women's collections for quite some time now (excl the last one which I really liked as well).I'd say, definitely best since the reconstruction. The knitted stuff is gorgeous and reminds me of y's 03 I guess. I love the soft asymmetry he's done throughout the collection, just a slight shift in balance. Sleeves, or the reinterpretation of them, seem to be a focus point and are stunning pretty much throughout the whole thing. The cuts are just so good, as are the massive coats. The fabrics looks great and from what can be glimpsed here and on NF the backs are breathtaking.

The khaki and orange gave me some y's aw04 vibes, I see a little ss05, a pinch of aw04, and the red + black was the best thing he did with aw09 (iirc, I need to look through that one again).
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Sipang already posted the collection in the runway thread but I think they should be here as well

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Thanks for posting the images asobu.

Good stuff. I am still getting my head around Yohji's women's collections, but this one really stands out to me in terms of its vision and shapes. Like I said earlier, the napoleon coat is really great and in addition to that I love what he did with the accordion-pleated dress and a lot of the oversized knits. Some slung over like capes and others just worn to cover the body.

The use of this particular shade of red, platform heels and the way some of the dresses reveal skin makes me think he is flirting with more overtly sexy and aggressive looks for women, something that I think traditionally he has avoided doing so far (beyond his fascination with ladies' backs). This is really great to see, because it shows that he has definitely found renewed vigor for designing clothing. He has had three or four really good seasons in a row and looks like he is just getting started all over again icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Can't wait to see this collection in motion.
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Yeah, I bet this looks amazing in motion so hopefully a video will surface any time now. I still don't really feel the very last part of the show judging from the pics (except for the excellent closing look) but at least he seems to have some fun with it. It does seem like it's closing in on the kabukicho women that he definitely didn't reference before, perhaps he's just broadening his palette or making at least a few things that will be easier to sell, but either way is more than fine by me.
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Not the best video to view the whole collection but also not so bad to see all the looks in motion.

 

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Not the best video to view the whole collection but also not so bad to see all the looks in motion.
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Thanks for posting man. Really looked good in motion. Those outfits at the end and the corset-style dress (?) are still not doing anything positive for me, but the direction he seemed to be going in is an interesting one and looks like a change of pace/inspiration for Yohji after all these years. The music also helped cement what I thought were the inspirations for this, what with the sultry lighting, make up and use of red, heh.
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Not a repost at all and thanks for the maintenance bump fing02[1].gif. Been a bit busy and distracted lately so just come on SF to lurk. I should be attending a fashion week here in Lagos, so looking forward to wearing the wide hakamas out for that, will take pics nod[1].gif
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