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. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    I really love those hidden details Yohji throws into his clothing from time to time. Like syed said, it's like a secret between the wearer and the designer and it is also a reward in a way for really looking at the clothing. Like how you might own something for a while and then suddenly realize that you can fold or button something a particular way or you discover a hidden pocket or some beautiful lining. It can make the item of clothing seem new again upon a discovery like that and make it have even more value to you, like you now know it inside and out.

    On a random note, how often do you guys take your stuff to the dry cleaners and/or hand wash (for stuff like shirts)?
     
  2. valter

    valter Senior member

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    Yeah I really could use some money for the A/W2012 pieces, but decided I just can't part with this. Works well even though it is size 2 instead of my usual size 3.

    By the way, I was told that the tapestry pattern in the waistcoat I have and the suit below is a replica of a tapestry in Versailles.

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  3. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    how do you wear it ? i just saw it in the ss11 show but i think the color is too muted for me :eek:

    btw when did Messi start doing Yohji shows :p
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  4. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG] jellyfish pants today. trying with a fitted blazer and tucked dress shirt inspired by latest spring looks. ehh? uu cotton treated blazer mtm band collar shirt yyph wool hakamas yyph canvas sneakers beverage picture for mr. shah, yunnan supreme golden snail:
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  5. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    i love these shades you're playing with here ! and am wishing even more the yohjis had fit me hehe
    that uu is so light, i just felt i was in between sizes so didn't keep.

    i've never had such a beverage, but if you're inviting me over for what looks to be tea and photography i'm never one to turn you down. great pic !
     
  6. dantebykiko

    dantebykiko Senior member

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    "Yamamoto found inspiration in the V&A textile collection, particularly from an 1850s English cotton chintz, False Principles No.10-Hollyhock, and a furnishing fabric by John James Audubon, The Birds of America. Further inspiration came from Edwardian textiles, wallpaper and embroidery found within the V&A."
     
  7. davidlee388

    davidlee388 Senior member

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    This AW12 is available on Hervia:-
    http://www.hervia.com/mens-c2/clothing-c79/knitwear-c17/knitted-sleeveless-sweater-black-p7250
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    What is the deal with the YY signature? I know Yohji liked to put text, phrases on his clothing as a sense of humour or expressing an opinion and feelong to his audience but this is just branding, period. I will happily buy this because I like the fabric, the style and fit. The addition of that signature will not increase the appeal to me, in fact it puts me right off. It's no different to a EA logo on an Emporio Armani or a D&G logo on a Dolce & Gabbana. Anyone tells me anything different apart from commercialism..... I am saddened [​IMG]
     
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    ^ I saw that as well. The new backing do seem keen to push him forward and out into the public eye more and more, so maybe this part of the cost? Y-3 has branding all over, but I think it's understandable from the Adidas/sportswear background, that is part of the game, but here it does feel superfluous. Every other brand does it, but...I dunno, it's Yohji...it doesn't feel right.

    And Parker that silhouette is lovely. Those trousers must be so fun to walk in :happy:
     
  9. dantebykiko

    dantebykiko Senior member

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    If you like it buy it and sharpie the logo or run white stitching across. Simple. There its not reason this kind of product not to be produced, especially when you have whole shop full of unique garments. You can't compare armani or dg with yohji. The balance between logo and showpieces products its huge.
     
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    I agree with you, it wouldn't stop me buying it. It seems an odd decision is all. Heck I'm still annoyed I never bought one of the baseball t-shirts the V&A had for the exhibition, and that had Yohji plastered over the front huuuuuge :rotflmao: Better than buying an exhibition poster!
     
  11. dantebykiko

    dantebykiko Senior member

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    Go to v&a website. They still go them only xl and small left. 20£ each. I need to buy mine soon as well..
     
  12. stadsvandringar

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    Yohji has actually been doing logos for a little while now, although I think the frequency and obviousness has increased since the restructuring. There were polos with similar logos for aw11 too. I do think that it is yohji caving to more commercial necessities, but as mentioned it in no way diminishes his more conceptual stuff. It's just a matter of paying the bills I guess, and if a certain demographic wants a polo with a logo, I suppose it makes sense from a financial standpoint to produce them.
     
  13. Guy Burgess

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    the boxer shorts are abhorrent though
     
  14. dantebykiko

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    Yeah, I remember seeing those green polos. Got shocked at first glance but after rethinking it, I came to same conclusion as you. I don't mind when designer doing logos as long as they can back it up with unique pieces next to the clean logo products. Helmut Lang its good example I believe.

    Off the topic, I would like to share that I'll be proud owner of the ss2011 floral jacket posted earlier. Can't wait to receive it! If anyone spot the trousers, please let me know. I missed pair few months ago on Rakuten. Gutted now.
     
  15. davidlee388

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    I am not talking about finding a garment like this in a Yohji Store in London, Paris or Tokyo where most of the collection can be seen. The fact is Hervia Bazaar probably will only stock about 15 pcs of AW12 YYPH and its buyer felt the need to select this on the rack to attract label conscious customers. If there are 2 identical sweaters on the rack, one with a logo, one without, I know which one I'll choose.
     
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