Sunday, 10 July 2011

Yohji Yamamoto/ Fashion in Motion

Ten days ago and while in London, I decided to visit the V&A's current exhibition on Yohji Yamamoto. I recently started reading his autobiography "My dear bomb" and I thought it would be amazing if I could have also a visual of his previous and most important creations. The museum features over 60 garments as well as a timeline and installations of his wider creative output.

Unfortunately, I reached V&A 45 minutes before its closure, but I was extremely lucky as I got in time to see an exclusive catwalk presentation of Yamamoto's Spring/Summer 2011 collections for womenswear and menswear. Menswear collection this time was inspired by the V&A textile archives so this was THE place to present a collection like this.

As the press release mentions "The garments were modelled by real-life couples, an idea the designer first incorporated into his Spring/Summer 1999 menswear show. Yamamoto likes to observe the way people make the clothes their own, stating that he tries to create a garment to 80% in order to leave room for his wearers to add their own final 20%"

The fact that the models were actually real-life couples, filled with electric vibes the room as the couples were hugging each other, held each others' hands and couldn't stop smiling -nervously but actually so realistic! They even stopped in the middle of the catwalk for a couple of minutes as if they were taken a "family picture" by the photographers!

p.s. Today was the last day that you could visit the exhibition. Find out more about it here.


  1. fantastiko akougetai!!!poli oraies oi photo sou!!!lovely!!

  2. He is a myth...he is an artisi...just fabulous...



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