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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. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    Definitely leaning toward the pants because they're a perfect building block. And I don't have any solid black wool pants, so they actually fill a gap.

    Just wondering, is there a place to find older Yohji shows? Just want to skim through the archives, so to speak.
     


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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^ pants are a good way to get into it, pppp. Esp. if they've got a fuller cut. You can get used the the volume and see how it goes with your other stuff.

    As for past shows, GQ has all the pour homme back to Spring 05. Earlier seasons can be found by digging through this thread, some things on SZ, Fashion Spot, YouTube and random pics on blogs. It's cool to see the progression and continuity over the years.
     
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  3. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Hmm, well the most comprehensive I have seen is on vogue.co.uk with the oldest Pour Homme show they have being S/S2003. You can also try SZ which also has some YYPH threads.

    As for pre 2000s, well tumblr and various books would be your best bet. I think asobu has quite a few archival images, I really should get off my lazy butt and try and sort through all the pages on here to get as many of the older images catalogued on a tumblr or something...

    EDIT - Oh yeah, like Parker said, Fashion Spot has some good stuff too.
     
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  4. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    On the raincoat front, I might have found something -


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    from here. Pretty pricy for what it is though. Hmm...

    Looks like it would go great with YY stuff though.
     
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    asobu Senior member

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    p4, I echo the others and think the wool gab pants would be the best choice out of those 3, a definite wardrobe staple that you can easily wear even if you don't feel like going deeper into the YY pool.

    For archival images, there's unfortunately no good source. On TFS you can see pretty much every show from SS00 so that's a good start, on firstview.com you can pay to see some of the older shows (for mens back to AW97, womens to SS96 I believe). Other than that, I'm not sure how many shows Catwalking has in their archive, but you need some fashion insider to get to those - and I guess people are not allowed to spead them for public viewing. Some japanese magazines has published a few archive images (like the AW95/SS96/AW96 we posted here earlier) but those are just a small selection and very small/low quality stuff, unfortunately.

    I guess we can post up some older collections here? I posted most of SS98 ealier in this thread, I could try to post up AW98 and SS99 as well eventually.

    I really wish there was a good solid archive of quality pics, going back past AW05, all that seem to exist are those small-ish images from vogue or style.com. A pity for sure.
     


  6. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Please post what you got asobu. S/S2013 is only a few days away so we might as well build up to that with some older stuff. I will go through the thread now and get links to posts with various collections then add them to the OP for easy referencing.
     


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    asobu Senior member

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    Ivwri, that one looks nice, really like the sleeves. For YYPH, I'm not sure if there are many good raincoats. Can't think of any right now. There were a few heavy cotton coats in the AW06 collection that would do, but those would be too heavy for you for most of the year I think. I do like the two coats Parker posted on the last page, though the first (AW03) coat wouldn't be so good as a raincoat. Fabric is a flannel-y wool/cotton/nylon blend I believe. It's massive though, really cool details like 2 belts on the back and 6 front pockets (3 on each side)!
     


  8. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    I think I will go for the coat. Looks like delivery is 3 - 4 weeks so will be getting here just when the rainy season gets into full swing. Doesn't seem to be too warm from the fabric description and always nice to be Eco-friendly, hehe.

    6 front pockets is insane! I would love something like that, haha.
     


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    davidlee388 Senior member

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    I guess the mystique and joy of acquiring older YYPH pieces are partly due to the lack of runway pictures and a magnifier or close-ups available on recent shows on Vogue.com and other sources. AW05 is for example one of my favorite YYPH collections, the concept, use of fabrics and execution were just breathtaking. I have a few runway pieces ( not enough! ) from it that absolutely enthral me after I received them because so many delightful, interesting & clever details were discovered that were not revealed on the pictures.
     


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    davidlee388 Senior member

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    How about this one:-
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    Y's AW08, big 3-D pockets, big concealed hood, 100% cotton ( 024 fabric ). Even though it's AW08 it's unlined and easy to wear. The model is very tall that makes this lookl quite short, sz 3 length is about 108cm.
     


  11. pickpackpockpuck

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    I was wondering why it was so difficult finding older shows. Hard to believe they aren't collected in one place. I think I overestimate what's available on the Internet, hah. Thanks for the leads, guys. Will have a look. And I'll let you know if I pick anything up. Cheers!
     


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    Ivwri Senior member

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    Also have a look at the OP for the thread, I have indexed (in rough order of appearance) the videos and photos of various shows that have been posted in the thread. Still going through the thread, but should get you started.


    Damn that looks so nice! Is the cotton coated? Seen it available anywhere to buy :devil:?
     
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    Ivwri Senior member

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    davidlee388 Senior member

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    What do you mean coated? You mean waxed? I don't think YYPH/Y's have any pieces that are truly rain-proof imo. Think you need to try Y-3 for more techno ( Gortex? ) stuff ( SS12 Y-3 a " Fusion Coat " http://www.y-3store.com/gb/full-length-jacket_cod41264222eq.html that may meet your brief )

    PS. that AW08 Y's is part of my collection in sz 3. .
     


  15. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Ah ok, that jacket is really nice! Yeah, I wish he did a few utitlity things like raincoats would make mainline a one-stop shop for everything, :lol:.

    I was looking at some Y-3 stuff for the raincoat as well actually and sneakers. Will post if I end up picking anything up. Might be getting one for the missus as well. Ended up grabbing the Rain poncho I posted above. Will report back when I get it as well.
     


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