PARIS, JUNE 2014.
Wonderful annual trip as always given the weather and the important event we were attending.
Places, cuisines and people
The ubiquitous YY x Paris Metro shot lol. SS10, SS12, SS07
Centre Pompidou. As above + SS14 Wrinkle Blazer
More great places (Click to show)
Musee du Louvre
Outside L'atelier dJR, Rue Montalambert
Best cafe creme at Cafe Constant. Great food in Paris, from street snacks to fine cuisine :)
Gastronomic indulgement (Click to show)
Simple baguette sandwich, delicious.
French onion soup, beef tartare.
Black cod - L'atelier de Joel Robuchon
Pistachio cake, sabayon, herb sorbet - Restaurant Frenchie
And of course pastries!
Shiva taking a break.
Great people we met:-
2 super stylish and adorable Yohji/Limi fans we finally met up during the event we attended. One of them has a close link to the Master :)
Raphael & Chantal @YY Cambon. Thank you for all the help and hospitality. SS10, SS04, SS12
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Pulling faces with Laurent @Y's Louvre
YYPH AW14 first encounter
Only tried on a few of what they had delivered in the first shipment but the signs are very promising.
Firstly a selfie x 3 :) (Click to show)
SS10, SS10, SS14, AT Shiva
Like these very much. Look 19 Skull Knit + Look 14 Chained Beast Wide Cropped Pants. The pants are simply sensational, so comfortable, dry hand printed wool gabardine, trick buttons at the hems to widen them even more. If you like hakamas as much as I do, these are a must get, the only problem is the price...
Look 14 pants in detail (Click to show)
Look 13 Asymmetrical Knit - more a knit coat, thick laine wool, unequal length, double left panels to reveal the patterned inner layer. Awesome piece.
Boiled wool coat (Click to show)
Boiled wool stand collar short coat, this is black, navy also available
Look 3 Skull Floral Print Coat - wool, DB closure + waist belt. #dramatic
Wool pants (Click to show)
Wool gabardine drop crotch pants. Relatively slim cut with deep overlapping back frayed edge panels to a pronounced dropped crotch. The panels are NOT closed though!
YYPH SS15 Runway Presentation
You guys already saw the pictures, watched the video by now and the general consensus is it's a stellar show by the Master. Some runway presentations can appear outlandish, bold, opinion dividing ( e.g. AW`14 ) at first, then after further, careful assessment they start to grow on you. This one however just felt " right " on first encounter and time only enhances that feeling. The use of subtle colours/patterned fabrics and the silhouettes are just amazing. So many wearable runways pieces, not just as separates but as whole set-ups as well. They were much better seen in motion of course. Particularly fond of the Chinese inspired pieces, the overdyed, de-colourized suits like from SS06, the half blazers, the lapel-less, offset buttoned suits, the flowing coats, the denim section, the typically humourous missing cat/dog/Yohji postered suits at the end. So many to lust after and practically little to complain about. One of the best shows. And you never know, the YYPH Bandana may catch on :)
The invites and the excitement (Click to show)
Look 1, the start.
Phenomenal cuts and patterns. The Shah will be pleased
The good stuff kept on coming (Click to show)
The coat fabric...flows majestically, and the half jacket
Quite a few more (Click to show)
THE suit to buy
My favourites as well.
The fabric in motion, need I say more.
And more (Click to show)
Twins pair number one.
Missing cat, typical Yohji
The finale (Click to show)
Twins pair number two
Missing Yohji Blazer! On the wish list too.
Mr YY, we salute you too :)
After the show....
The stalking took place opposite 155 rue Saint-Martin. I was hoping he would come out eventually...again.
The colurful SS14 gave the signal (Click to show)
The handshake. He may have said " I remember you from last year but you seem to have shrunk a little " to which I may have replied without looking at his Redwings " You are Mount Fuji Yohji-san "
Great end to a great show.
So there you go. Goodbye Paris, look forward to 2015 :)
Edited by davidlee388 - 7/5/14 at 11:35am