So my last post was a small break away from Japanese Fashion, and now I have come back to it with a vengeance, ready to write about the genius that is Yohji Yamamoto. Oh, and you may have noticed, I have changed the patterning of the title. I realised this would start looking stupid putting 'Pt.1, Pt.2, Pt.3 etc.' if I ever reached 'Pt.29' or something of the like.
He studied Law at Tokyo's Keio University before switching to Bunka School to do Fashion, from which he graduated in 1969. He established his own label two years later, in 1971, and his first show in Tokyo in 1977.
He made his Paris debut in 1981, along with his then girlfriend, the previously mentioned and talented, Rei Kawakubo. His look was dubbed 'Hiroshima Chic' by the establishment, but became a status symbol for the urban and creative type.
His main lines are:
>>> I want this hat!
I hope you enjoyed this. Comment. Check back soon. :)