The Language Of Yamamoto
YOHJI YAMAMOTO GIVES US A LESSON IN HOW
TO MAKE BLACK LOOK UTTERLY GLORIOUS
When I wear black, one of my most consistent sources of inspiration is always Yohji Yamamoto. His ability to create this complex language in black, with it's draping, folds, twists and turns, is constantly awe-inspiring. Detractors might say that everything he does looks the same, but they're wrong. Yes his work is recognisable for sure, in the same way Owens or Demeulemeester is, but each season he subtly adds to his own lexicon.
For AW17 the designer created a collection consisting of almost entirely black, with occasional flashes of grey. Ruching is my new ruffles and this collection is a ruche-fest. Box pleats are pleasingly asymmetric and volume is in abundance. What's not to love?
I might not own any Yamamoto, and unlikely to, but that doesn't stop me from soaking up this whole collection as inspiration.
And who knows, it might spark a little DIY...