Friday, June 27, 2008

Runway - Yohji Yamamoto: Fall 2008

I have to agree with recent reviews of Yohji Yamamoto in that his designs are getting a tad repetitive and drowsy, but at the end of his fall 2008 show, he surprised us with a short series of fantastic gems. The draping of these pieces is exquisite and expressive yet powerful and masculine. The plaid adds personality and softens the piece (in comparison to if a solid neutral were used, typical to most men’s draped pieces) while enhancing the elaborate drape and adding movement. The visual weight of the fabric is rich and the juxtaposition with structured garments beneath them is perfection. These are extraordinary pieces that would pump some life into a long, bland winter.

The berets? Not needed.

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