Alright, I'll continue with some of the archive effort. Don't have a good runway story this time around though, hehe YYPH SPRING-SUMMER 2002 ""Paris, Jun 30, 2001/ FWD/ --- Few things underlined fashion's current obsession with denim as much as the Yohji Yamamoto men's collection Saturday in Paris. After a Milan season crammed with ripped, embroidered and paint-splattered denim, Yamamoto took a new angle by using denim of distinctive textures in Edwardian-style outfits for groovy gentlemen, with frock coats and double- breasted redingotes. But the big idea of the collection was an homage to the legendary Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu, as Yohji featured '50s movie poster images of beautiful Asian film stars on a score of outfits. Several of these looks were executed with virtuosity, like a sensational double-layer fine semi-transparent mesh shirt with the movie star's face on the inside. A draped wool jacket whose crest was an image of a girl laying on the grass reading a magazine, a chambray suit with an acid-dyed column, and some intriguing jackets with one side double-breasted and the other side single, underlined the master's technical skill. While legendary among fashion cognoscenti, Yohji, the designer's designer, has never become as internationally famous as some lesser talents. Ironically Yohji's skill has, in a way, prevented him from becoming more widely known. The fact is that Yamamoto's ideas are so technically complicated, they are hard to copy." Godfrey Deeny, fashionwindows So there are two key themes, the actress embroidery/prints and the denim variation. I love a lot of this, I'm particulary fond of the first part with the smaller embroidery which is a glorious re-interpretation of the dog embroidery from SS90, down to some of the cuts (e.g. the long 2 btn jacket), and some of the double layered mesh ones. I don't wear much denim but I have to say I love some of the cuts and I like what he's done with it here. (as always with YY the collection is kind of long so perhaps I shouldn't have have bothered with the whole thing but at least the spoiler makes it easier to read the thread. I hope to god these pics work now, I don't have the patience to do it again) Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler!