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Yohji, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Looser Fit (Yohji Yamamoto Thread)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Ivwri, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. xumatrix

    xumatrix Well-Known Member

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    Yohji Yamamoto show at Den-En Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan 1981. 180 outfits


    For educational purpose only LOL

    Enjoy
     
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  2. ManofKent

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    Cheers. Size wise the coat's a 4 and I think that's what I'd need in a shirt (42-43" chest). Pants wise I generally take a 36" so I'm guessing it's going to be a 4/5. Size 2 Yohji stuff seems easy to come by but the larger sizes are a little less common. I'm after plain trousers (not keen on pinstripes beyond suits), preferably black or grey and probably a white shirt, though grey or black are possibilities. Pricing is going to have to be reasonable (I've bought too Cabourn jackets this month already...).
     
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  3. Ivwri

    Ivwri Well-Known Member

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    That was a great video, thanks for posting. Always interesting to see his really early stuff in motion. I also liked the way the models were moving :)
    Orders received and understood captain! Can't wait to see a WAYWT post :slayer:
     
  4. Ivwri

    Ivwri Well-Known Member

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    Y-3 Spring/Summer 2012 Campaign Video -


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    February 08, 2012 (Germany)

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  5. Ivwri

    Ivwri Well-Known Member

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    On the women's side, one of Yohji's muses was the German dancer, Pina Bausch.

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    - Taken from the COMING SOON blog. The post on Pina is pretty cool and it also brings into perspective the COMING SOON campaign videos which were all heavily dance performance inspired.

    A picture from the 25th anniversary performance -

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    He also apparently dedicated a collection to her in 1990. I found some Nick Knight campaign pictures from the Spring Summer collection of that year online and one of them looks dance inspired to me. I am not sure whether this is the collection in question though. Will do some more digging. Here are the pics -

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    And finally, a video trailer for a film made by Wim Wenders about Pina Bausch. Talking about dance and movement with still images is a major disservice to the form :). You can see how dance would have influenced Yohji as a designer, that fusion of body and clothing into this abstract whole is something I can imagine appealing to him. Yohji's clothes always seem to be designed to follow the movement of the wearer closely without restricting it or imposing their own form on the body. Unlike designers like Carol Christian Poell whose very ethic seems to be the complete antithesis to this.

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  6. Ivwri

    Ivwri Well-Known Member

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  7. Ivwri

    Ivwri Well-Known Member

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    Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme Spring 2006 'Baseball' collection.

    The show was set to a rendition of "Take me out to the ball game" and, as is pretty obvious, was inspired heavily by baseball.

    Despite my having no love for the sport (don't hurt me!), I really like the styling and a lot of the pieces (have a jacket and a pair of pants thanks to asobu and both are pretty cool). Still on the lookout for the suspenders and the cropped pants in black or polka dot.


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    The kids also look like they had a lot of fun :happy:.
     
  8. Ivwri

    Ivwri Well-Known Member

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    The pants for the SS2009 suit I wore a while back are up for sale in a size 2 on eBay.

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    Auction is here. :slayer:

    The material is gorgeous (a linen and silk blend) and the colour is great.
     
  9. asobu

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    It is indeed S/S 1990 that is the 'Pina' collection. Pics online are scarce though. Here are two:

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    Awwww hell yeah!! :slayer: You have no idea how long I've wanted to see this in motion! I love this collection, even though part of it are not for me (the overly military ones, the leather at the end) I still love the vibe so much. The distressed pinstripes are fun and so good, some of the overcoats are amazing and I'm weirdly drawn to the tattoo print silk suits. :embar:
     
  10. Blackmaged

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    Goddammit. I've been looking into sizing Yohji knits and it looks like all the good ones are in size 3 which is much too long for me :plain: They fall in the 28-29" length range whereas 25-27" is my ideal (for crewnecks, at least).

    wish there were fit pics of some shorter dudes rocking the oversized knit successfully look so i could get some validation, but alas it probably was not meant to be.

    someone buy this so i get less depressed about being short :eek:
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/288026/yohji-yamamoto-pour-homme-fair-isle-sweater-size-3
     
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  11. Ivwri

    Ivwri Well-Known Member

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    Atelier New York's Yohji buy is now online for purchase on their site.

    Everything's in black and white of course.

    Their buy seems a bit like a "basics edition", but this is just the beginning of the season so they may get more interesting stuff as the releases continue.

    Pricing as usual is upon request.

    LN-CC will probably be following suit shortly.
     
  12. flyindarkness

    flyindarkness Well-Known Member

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    picked up this Yohji pour homme blazer, it's like a tweedy wool, but super soft with speckles of different colored threads. it's from the past season F/W 2011

    will post a fit pic and get some feedback later

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  13. the shah

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    no need to post fit , you should keep it. just get a pair of more voluminous pants (yohji seems to have some nice ones??) and you wil have your best outfit in your entire wardrobe right there :teach:

    edit: as Ivwri suggested, a fit would be nice just to have more people showing how nice and easy and outstanding yohji is.

    and I've been incorrectly writing Irwi this whole time ... should just stick to naija boy :D
     
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  14. Ivwri

    Ivwri Well-Known Member

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    The shah speaks the truth! :D.

    That blazer is great. Had my eye on that whole look as well but couldn't get my hands on the jacket easily. Sweet pick up.

    You should post a fit pic though, thread needs more pics of people in Yohji :nodding:
     
  15. Ivwri

    Ivwri Well-Known Member

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    Lol. Well Naija boy is all good by me :).

    Shah you also owe us a fit pic of your jacket so lead by example :p
     
  16. robinsongreen68

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    damn- that looks stunning. fit pics pls..
    also , does anyone have info on the Y's bis line? designed by yohji's daughter i believe, seems to fit a lot slimmer?
     
  17. flyindarkness

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    here's some fit pics I took.

    first time wearing mainline yohji

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  18. Guy Burgess

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    damn, that looks fantastic!
     
  19. the shah

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    agreed, great stuff
     
  20. Ivwri

    Ivwri Well-Known Member

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    ^ +1.

    The jacket looks great on you!

    Like how the wool looks in the close up, shame we can't see the speckles of fabric as well. Jacket's a definite keeper for sure. Is it warm? What pants do you have on?

    Since this is your first mainline purchase, how does it feel in person :D?
     

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