The force of the Yohji Yamamoto collection lay in the masterful mix of tailoring and flou, spinning the fluidity of a skirt or dress on looks whilst keeping a masculine feel.

The storyline moved between samurai-inspired and monastic silhouettes, at times à la “Matrix.”

Yamamoto even put himself into the collection with an image of his face embroidered with a glittery tear surfacing on an asymmetric blazer-topcoat hybrid, set against a collage design with graphic lettering that added a touch of romance.

The sleeve constructions were striking, as on jackets with the contrast shiny leather with ruched accents at the shoulder as if they’d been transplanted onto the garment. A look revisited in a rock, blood-red snakeskin version with matching shoes.

The designer’s love of construction and deconstruction took flight in a run of white elongated coats patched with black shapes that gave a graphic punch.

With John Lennon’s “Imagine” as the soundtrack, the show demonstrated once more Yamamoto’s ability to create new emotion while celebrating his heritage.

By  on January 18, 2018

The force of the Yohji Yamamoto collection lay in the masterful mix of tailoring and flou, spinning the fluidity of a skirt or dress on looks whilst keeping a masculine feel.The storyline moved between samurai-inspired and monastic silhouettes, at times à la "Matrix."Yamamoto even put himself into the collection with an image of his face embroidered with a glittery tear surfacing on an asymmetric blazer-topcoat hybrid, set against a collage design with graphic lettering that added a touch of romance.The sleeve constructions were striking, as on jackets with the contrast shiny leather with ruched accents at the shoulder as if they'd been transplanted onto the garment. A look revisited in a rock, blood-red snakeskin version with matching shoes.The designer’s love of construction and deconstruction took flight in a run of white elongated coats patched with black shapes that gave a graphic punch.With John Lennon's “Imagine” as the soundtrack, the show demonstrated once more Yamamoto's ability to create new emotion while celebrating his heritage.

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