The Yohji Yamamoto man is no wallflower, especially for fall. Floral prints of every variation were the focus of his men’s show, either piled on and clashing, or rendered in tone-on-tone autumn leaf shades for a camouflagelike effect.
Traditional tattoo motifs were the inspiration for the oversize prints of roses, skulls, serpents and chains that crawled over a black leather parka and a suit with cropped pants. Many of the outfits came with decorative zips that created extra volume on the armhole, back or leg.
Hand-painted designs in Day-Glo shades brought to mind the outsider art that is having a moment in Paris, thanks to an exhibition at the Halle Saint Pierre marking the 25th anniversary of Raw Vision magazine. Like those artists, Yamamoto allowed his ideas to flow unfettered this season, at the risk of triggering a sensory overload.