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

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  1. asobu

    asobu Senior member

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    Amazing! The AW04 gabardine is out of this world, so extremely nice. The balance and drape looks just right too, he's doing this shawl collar/robe/no button coats from time to time and they're an incredible part of his work. I think he did a coat very similar to this one for his AW99 show as well. :slayer:


    BTW, thanks for posting that video. The crossroad theme didn't come through in the pictures and this just blew me away, I was absolutely blown away, it was beautiful. Such a perfect execution of the theme and it just fits so right in his work, I think your comment above is on point. Actually seeing the show, the clothes in motion just elevated the collection for me too. I think this is the best runway show he's done in a really long time and I'm sure the clothes will show equal greatness on the racks. With SS12 just out in stores and with this on the horizon, 2012 will be a good year. :nodding:
     
  2. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Yup, most definitely. It's going to be a challenge to not go for broke between the two collections :lol:.

    The silk pieces from SS12 seem to be the highest priced items so far, averaging at 140k+ yen. I wonder how many of those will make it to the sales. There are two silk pieces that are on my "must buy" list so might have to cough up the dough somehow, but the wool and cotton stuff is not bad.

    Is anybody else getting some pieces from SS12? I am definitely picking up the hakama pants, the ninja pants and a couple of jackets.

    What are people looking to picki up and how do you think you will incorporate it into your wardrobe?
     
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    Lane Senior member

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    man that show was magnificent, I loved how the music fit with the mood of the garments he was going for.

    honestly one of my favorite of the shows this fall, I was rather disappointed with every designer I like. This is so yohji, love how there isn't a hint of straying from his path. This is just like rick in that I can't truly appreciate every look until I see them in motion, so good.

    Yohji also is great for the runway, the clothes tell a story but without resorting to extravagant nonsense ala thom browne, music helps a ton.


    too bad I cant break free from shrinkwrap silhouettes lol
     
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  5. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Wow, that's a really nice knit. Someone should definitely pick it up.
     
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    asobu Senior member

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    Love that color. i can vouch for these AW10 block knits, they're pretty great. I never tried the long ones but the regular length cardis were very nice in person. So light but felt warm and quite solid. They only had black (with specks of red) when I saw them in-store, had they stocked that color I probably would've considered picking one up. I've actually never seen this version (length or color) before, not in store and not online since then.
     
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    Love the thread.

    Love this look.
     
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    Nil Senior member

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    My pants from Gilt just arrived and I have to say, I can definitely get used to this look. I can already tell I'm going to live in these things once it gets a bit warmer. That is, unless I get more Yohji pants.

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    Sorry, asobu. :happy:
     
  9. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    It's only a matter of time :devil:


    Thanks :)


    Haha! Great stuff. When do we get to see pics? :nodding:

    Drew PM'd me and said he has been able to get my first order from SS12 :slayer: Can't wait for pics and delivery!
     
  10. asobu

    asobu Senior member

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    This makes me sad, I was half expecting a PM any day now. However, it's also good great news that you like them. Now you need to get a shirt, and then you'll realize you need a jacket as well and once you see that nothing ever felt that good to wear... :slayer:
     
  11. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Not really sure whether I am allowed to post the scans on here, but I have the complete Spring/Summer 2012 Japanese price list and release timetables. If anyone is interested in having it, shoot me a PM and I will send it to you.

    Also, my first pick ups from SS12!

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    They're still with Drew in Japan, but should hopefully should be with me in about two or three weeks (getting them sent to the UK as it's cheaper) :D

    The hakama pants that came out this month are in some kind of fabric blend. Will confirm once I get the pants. The wool gabardine hakama pants are out next month and are the ones from look 37 (big guy, all black with a red belt and red socks) in case you are curious about seeing them in motion. The store said they didn't have up to a size 4 in the shirt, but that it is quite oversized, so I picked up a size 3. Not sure whether they just didn't make the shirt in a 4 at all or they didn't receive any. Will confirm sizing for anyone interested once I receive it.
     
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    Ivwri

    Cheers! Can i have the price list by pm[​IMG]
    12ss will kill the wallet, for me....
     
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  14. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Thought I would share this article on the sapeurs of Congo, a sub-culture of men dedicated to dressing in the best suits and accessories from the best designer houses. Posting it here specifically because of this quote -

    Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903927204576574553723025760.html#ixzz1kbaTDZlp

    Such an awesome description of Yohji's clothes :lol:. I am sure he would approve :nodding:
     
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    I'll be around, this thread is looking great.
     

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