Yamamoto & Yohji

By Yohji Yamamoto

Since the early '80s, Yohji Yamamoto's groundbreaking silhouettes and innovative design aesthetic have propelled him to the highest rank of the international avant-garde. Distinguished by his anti-fashion approach, Yamamoto changed the face of contemporary fashion, radically transforming it with asymmetrical and highly conceptual designs partly inspired by the techniques of traditional Japanese kimonos. His vision came as a refreshing contrast to the power suits and brightly clad fashions of the time, forcing a reconsideration of the future direction of fashion. In YAMAMOTO & YOHJI, this luxuriously bound book explores all the major themes in his forty years of counter-fashion design showing for the very first time his work not only on the Yamamoto brands but as well on his brand Y's and these various collaborations in architecture, movies, plays, literature.

Illustrated with photographs by Craig McDean, Inez & Vinoodh, Max Vadukul and Nick Knight, each chapter elaborates on a particular theme--his sartorial philosophy, influential extensions into scenography, runway shows, monographic exhibitions, and costume design--and is anchored by an essay or interview that lends crucial insight to the story of Yohji Yamamoto, one of the most enigmatic and iconoclastic fashion designers of our time.


Yohji Yamamoto was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1943. He studied law before turning to fashion, and cut his teeth making clothing for his dressmaker mother and her friends. He launched his own company in 1972 and showed his first collection in Tokyo. In 1981 he debuted in Parisand has been awarded the French Chevalier de L'Ordre des Art et Lettres, Yamamoto is also the recipient of the International Award given by The Council of Fashion Designersof America. He currently lives in Japan and relaxes by playing harmonica with a band called Suicide City.

"Menswear, shops, exhibitions, films, and an on-going collaboration with Adidas--all stamped with his deeply personal style and perspective...now--as a solid document to his limitless creativity and carefully-considered thought-process--Rizzoli has released a book...the 400-plus page tome explores the various themes which have shaped and influenced the designer over the forty years since his inaugural show. Including photographs of his most unforgettable looks by Inez and Vinoodh, Craig McDean, Nick Knight, and more, along with essays and interviews...the book confirms what we have known all along--Yohji is one of the most hard-working and inspirational men that we have had the pleasure to know." -CRFashionbook.com

"The book provides a comprehensive view of Yamamoto's work...Hopefully, this book will serve as a reminder of the rich history that one of the most talented fashion designers has bequeathed to us." -Hint Fashion Magazine



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About the Hardcover

Publisher Not available
Publish date 11/11/2014
Pages 428
ISBN-13 9780847843541
ISBN-10 0847843548
Language English

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