Friday, 1 April 2011

Yohji Yamamoto


While I was in London yesterday I visited the Yohji Yamamoto exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Yamamoto is a Japanese designer with an avant-garde spirit. The Yamamoto silhouette is a bold one with a subtle, interesting cut.


The exhibition was held in a space with very bright lighting and without glass cases for the clothes which is very unusual for the V&A. There were many dresses with striking attention to detail. The dresses were definitely my favourite from the exhibition due to their simple but striking silhouette. The tweed suits had very dramatic cuts and reflected his avant-garde style.

Surprisingly the construction of the garments aren't what you would expect from a high end designer but nevertheless that can be overlooked when the clothes are that beautiful!


Above is a promotional image for the exhibition. http://www.lovetheatre.com/images/upload/vanda/yohji_poster_1973.jpg

Below is one of my favourite dress' from the exhibition.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rEzZNiWkkqg/TZDB5jHPYPI/AAAAAAAAAEw/r2B2tVb-5Dc/s1600/Yohji+Yamamoto+Exhibition+4+%2528c%2529+V%2526A.jpg

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