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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    Found this on eBay, but dunno whether it fits the bill or whether you have seen it already.
     
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    valter Senior member

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    Interesting news. I think it could be great if the movie costumes would be available as a collection in YY stores if he is putting lot of work on those.
     
  3. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Yeah that sounds like it would be really cool :).

    The collection would have a very nice theme to work with as it could be inspired by the movie instead of having outfits straight out of it. That way we get the visual feast of the movie (and he gets to not inadvertently use the movie to market the next collection) and we get a great collection with thematic or just conceptual links to the movie.

    I wonder what it would be about. Would be great to be surprised and end up getting a science fiction movie or comedy, hehe.
     
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    hey, yeah I saw that jacket before. I like it, but can't do with the embroidery..
     
  5. Lionheart Biker

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    Well, Tom Ford´s " A single man" was a pretty good movie. Wardrobe and aesthetics wise it was great. if Yohji has a good script in his hands, he seems like the kind of person who could make a film work. He´s obviously very smart and talented, it´s just a matter of extrapolating that into the movie.
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was thinking of the Tom Ford movie, too. That's a good example of someone crossing over from one discipline to another. Not usually a successful endeavor (see actors who have bands), but some people have what it takes to do many things well.
     
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  8. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Yeah to be honest, I have high hopes for the movie, at least from an aesthetic standpoint (cinematography etc.) as Yohji obviously has a good eye based on the photographers he has worked with in the past. Worst case scenario, it will turn out like Daft Punk's Electroma which was great visually and had great music but was not so hot as a film.

    Speaking of movies and Yohji. I thought I would post some clips from Wim Wenders' movie, Until the End of the World for which Yohji apparently did over 500 costumes for! From traditional Japanese costumes to the more usual deconstructed Western suits and so on from Yohji's repertoire, very nice outfits from what I have seen so far. Haven't seen the film itself though.

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    Longer clips:

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  9. snowmanxl

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    the costume in the first clip (49 second mark) looks like an issey miyake piece
     
  10. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    It certainly does. It's very likely as well. Yohji is not credited as the costume designer on the film so it is possible that he really just designed a lot of costumes for the movie at the direction or request of Wim Wenders and the costume designer while they still got pieces from other designers to round it all off. It's also possible they just used clothes from his line in the movie. Really like quite a few of the jackets in the clips above. Shame there's so little info out there about things like this with regards to Yohji.

    I saw a painting Yohji did in the Paris flagship store when I visited a few weeks ago. Found a photo of it via Flickr -

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    He is reminding me a lot of Takeshi Kitano right now actually. Would be cool if he got him to help out with his first cinematic endeavor behind the camera. Hehe.
     
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  11. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Another Filep Motwary photo from Hyeres 2012.

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    Also, some video of the Hyeres 2012 exhibitions. Yohji has a small section near the beginning and they show some of his clothing that they are exhibiting.

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    If anybody is interested in having a look at the Hyeres 2012 fashion show have a look here.
     
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  12. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    I never really thought I'd do this, but...I totally just sniped a yohji suit off the 'bay. Now to hope it fits, length-wise (for summer, at least).

    Something about the YY elegance is really attractive, lately. Ivwri, I also jocked your steeze and bought a pair of marsell slip-ons to wear with loose summer stuff. Hopefully they work out, too. You guys are killing me.
     
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    Came across a cute little nugget in David Foster Wallace's "The Suffering Channel" today:

     
  14. snowmanxl

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    i hate the dry cleaners.
    they always ruin the tags by pinning their tags onto it :violin:, among other things of course
     
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    I try to stray away from clothes that are dry clean only. I've never dry cleaned or used the at home dry cleaning kits (anyone have experience with these?) It just seems like an unnecessary hassle, but a lot of the nicer clothes are dry clean only.
     

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