Designers like Yohji Yamamoto were there right at the start of the 80s fashion revolution, pioneering it all.
He referenced some of those greatest hits in the AW 16 collection, in down-stuffed suiting and buckled parachute shirts, models in fraying knits and oversized coats.
The designer always played with shapes and silhouette and the AW16 season is no different. The cut of the garments is experimental as ever but implemented by its layering. Heavy duvet-like outerwear are the base layer to stretched jersey and knitwear.
T-shirts carry playful slogans “let me eat you” and “help I’m hot”.
Light-weight black macs are decorated with top-stitched characters and body-length knitwear is buttoned at the front with its sleeves rolled. Wide-leg denim in dark indigos and blacks was tapered with raw denim straps around the legs and fixed at the waist. These straps could also be found across tailoring and shirting.
"I will be back soon", read the white graffiti on a long, lean, black dress in the womenswear collection; as usual, the designer makes his fashion identity clear and concise.
The Autumn/Winter 2016 seems calm, with a collection entirely in black and white, with only a few red stitches. There were also no sneakers, only smart, even shiny, black shoes.
One of the greats of Japanese fashion design, Yohji Yamamoto presented his first eponymous collection in Tokyo in 1977 before debuting at the Paris ready-to-wear shows in 1981. Yohji Yamamoto often employs oversized garments with fluid tailoring: usually focused on black as a staple colour Yohji Yamamoto's designs create new and interesting silhouettes for the body.
Yohji Yamamoto is revered for creating elegant, masculine attire with over-sized silhouettes in unusual fabrics that challenges conventional fashion. This season, Yohji Yamamoto has created a collection that displayed his signature juxtaposition of relaxed silhouettes and tailored fits yet colour and pattern began to creep in with faux fur textures and animal prints. Every piece in the Yohji Yamamoto collection is timeless and transcends seasonal trends making it an essential wardrobe must-have.