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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    Ironically, those are not Y-3, lol. The 10 year celebration is indeed for the collaboration with adidas but that started with mainline collabs for women for the AW01 collection (or was it SS01?) and then for men's for AW02. I think Y-3 started in 2003. He's done a few mainline collabs for menswear, back in SS08 and AW08 they did the gsg9 style boots, and now for AW11 - like the ones I assume you got - I guess they're also considered YYPH x adidas rather than Y-3? Could be wrong about this since I haven't seen them in person, but these were sold in the YY flagships and Y-3 stuff are not.
     


  2. PregnantBob

    PregnantBob Senior member

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    You are right that Adidas X is celebrating their first collab and not necessarily Y-3. The GSG9 boots are the ones i have. My girlfriend is awesome, those boots include my love of counter strike (you got to play as GSG9 remember?) as a kid and yohji as a kid in an adult's body. They're still in the box, had them for months and i still havent worn them. I probably will break them in when i return to Sydney

    fyi it's these that were in the AW11 show. Also wanted to grab a pair of the more streamlined samurai like sneakers, but they were sold out apparently.


    P.S. There's nothing ironic about what I said, I was just wrong :D

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  3. asobu

    asobu Senior member

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    Haha, I don't know if it came across as bit more serious than I intended. I just thought it was funny that you menionted that we never talk about Y-3 and then those particular adidas boots happens to be mainline anyway. Which I think is great because I like the gsg9 boots he did for ss/aw08 (didn't realize these were based on the same model) but I'm particularly fond of much of the Y-3 footwear I've seen. Honestly I have paid next to no attention to Y-3 at all. I liked some of the YYPH x adidas AW11 output, like the black midtops with the white toe for instance, though I'm not sure how I feel about the cross pattern on the side I think the shape is great.

    I agree about that particular knit too, I personally feel it's the best patterened one he did for that collection. :slayer:
     


  4. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Yeah, I have to say the same thing about Y-3. I think I am actually more interested in COMING SOON as a brand. I guess partly it's because Y-3 is a sports-focused brand and beyond utility, that holds no interest for me fashion-wise. The last two collections were really cool though so the brand is a little bit more on my radar now. I still haven't handled any of the pieces irl, but will probably end up with some stuff this sale season I am sure. It would be interesting if Y-3 somehow morphed into the new COMING SOON, but I doubt that's going to happen since the target market (and I guess the aim?) of the brand is not to be a cheaper more accessible version of mainline Yohji and Adidas is a pretty strong partner. The creative director is supposed to be really good apparently. I am not familiar with his work though.
     
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  5. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    By the way, met up with wireartist today during my visit to Berlin. Was great! Got to visit Harvey's together and try on some Yohji.

    He was wearing the hakama suit Drew posted in the thread earlier and looked really good. Also saw one of the iterations of the obi belts that were done this season, the one without the buckle. That's the definite winner of the two iterations I think. Very elegant and works like a dream with hakama pants so if anyone was on the fence (like wire and I were) I would pick them up if possible.

    No pics unfortunately, but that leaves more to the imagination, non? :happy:
     


  6. davidlee388

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    I am actually quite a fan for Y-3 for many years. I'm not sure if people on this forum thread know the " mainline " Y-3 stuff are made in China, the track jackets and pants, tees etc are all made of very nice sportive fabrics to attract the usual target customers. Then there is the " exclusive " line collection which consists of many runway pieces which are all made in Japan, probably in the same factories that produce YY and Y's. The fabrics are probably inferior to the ones used in Y's but the styles and constructions are definitely Yohji, not at all similar to the usual Y-3 we see in retail outlets. The exclusive pieces are almost devoid of the Y-3 logo, some even have Yohji buttons. They are only available in Y-3 stores.

    Up until SS09 all exclusives were only made ( at least for the western world ) in sz M for men's pieces and sz S for women's. From SS09 onwards all sizes ( S,M and L ) were made available across the board. Price wise they are a lot dearer than the mainline Y-3; pants can cost over £400 and blazers approaching £1000 in the UK. I have owned a few pieces ( bought in the sale ) that are really good in constructions and styles, just like a sportive Yohji line so there is no overlap with YYPH or Y's. Sadly I have been reliably informed that from SS12 the exclusive line has been discontinued and everything Y-3 will be made in China. I have seen the whole SS12 Y-3 collection in HK whilst on holiday last month. There are some pieces you can recognise as exclusives but they are made in China and the prices are slightly cheaper than the usual exclusives.

    Some Y-3 plain tees and cargo pants can complement Y's and YYPH very nicely, not to mention some Y-3 sneakers can work well too with the ' real ' Yohji stuff.
     


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    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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  8. dantebykiko

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    dialcube always have great coats and jackets from yohji and comme. they don't sell most of the time as the starting price it's "high" for ebay. but usually it's very easy to "snatch" the one you like if you wait until last minutes. i've been having THIS jacket in my watch list for couple of weeks now.
     


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    By the way, that jacket is from the women's Y's line...
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The Y's jacket is nice. I noticed that one as well, but the measurements didn't see right to me. very small. Makes sense if it's from the women's line. I'd wear it if it fit me, though.
     
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  11. dantebykiko

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    valter you are right, i didn't really paid attention to the tag but still the measurements are okey for me.
     


  12. Magic1

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    If anyone has (or knows someone who has) a size 2 or equivalent yyph or Y' line black jacket for sale, let me know.

    Interested in wool or gabardine.
     


  13. dantebykiko

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    i've bought two jackets and one of it it's size 2 - 100% Laine wool. don't think i will wear it, thou. you can have it, if you like it.

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  15. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Yohji's working on a film!

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    He was head of the jury at the Hyeres International Festival of Fashion and Photography 2012 in France and selected the winners of the film awards. He also announced that he was working on a film and plans to design the costumes as well. Small quotes from the roundtable where he made the announcement -

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    Yohji-sama why must you mock me with your awesome boots?? :(


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    all images from Filep Motawry's site

    Not sure what I think about Yohji directing a film. It could go either way to be honest in terms of the final outcome, I am very happy that he eels to be stretching his wings creatively more and more though. Which bodes well for the coming seasons I think (provided he doesn't get caught up with being a filmmaker and saves all the creative energy for the movie itself...).
     
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