Yamamoto’s Silhouette – Yohji Yamamoto kept it drapey for his fall 2012 collection shown during Paris Fashion Week. A story of layers, autumn introduced one of Yamamoto’s most accessible outings yet with body conscious shapes in primary colors of red, black, white and dark blue. Heavy outerwear paired with blanket coats gave a military inspired flair to the deconstructed garments. Although keeping to his own aesthetic, the Japanese designer brought a new twist to his off-kilter creations for the upcoming autumn season.
Yamamoto’s Victorian Spring – With previous seasons influenced by 60s and 70s style, Yohji Yamamoto looked towards the Victorian era for inspiration with his spring 2012 collection. Models walked down the runway in deconstructed suits and billowing dresses. For accessories, larger than life hats appeared to be the perfect complement to the voluminous shapes. Beauty for the show included a twisted up-do and dark, gothic lips in shades of violet.
Yohji Yamamoto’s cotton candy haired protagonist brought high fashion street wear to the fall 2011 season. With kaleidoscopic prints, fish netting and even wire hoop skirts for a dramatic effect–Yamamoto’s signature seventies influence shone through with punk rock undertones in the form of combat boots and leather jackets.
Yohji Yamamoto found inspiration in all things sixties and Jimi Hendrix for his spring outing. Featuring slouchy silhouettes and draping, the Japanese designer lifts up the somber palette with shades of psychedelic prints. Never one to follow runway trends, Yamamoto brought his own voice to the finale as a model walked out wearing a shirt which read this is me and a blown-up yellow skirt.