Friday, January 19, 2018

BEAUTY: Clothing--Yohji Yamamoto

Now here is where things get good: the Paris leg of fashion season!

Yohji Yamamoto's FW 18-19 collection at Paris Fashion Week was business as usual, but what a glorious business it is. The Yamamoto aesthetic is one of East and West elements combined into a future/retro, sometimes Romantic sensibility. On display are Yamamoto classics like very wide-cut and flowing trousers, loose tunics, skirts, and coats with an abundance of fabric to gather and hang. It is a unique, artistic silhouette. In addition, there is an interesting ecclesiastical feeling to some of the pieces in this collection--one-shouldered tops and a splash of red invoke Buddhist monks while long, buttoned cassocks in black recall priests.

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