Since his first notorious Paris show in 1981, the Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto has extended his influence year after year.
Author: François Baudot
Publisher: Editions Assouline
Since his first notorious Paris show in 1981, the Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto has extended his influence year after year. His recent collections reveal him to be firmly in the ranks of the world's greatest stylists. This disciplined, secretive, and subversive man has, during fifteen years of ferocious work, succeeded in overturning all the rules of contemporary fashion and in rejecting every traditional cliched notion of what a glamorous woman should look like. Yamamoto can move effortlessly from the task of making a simple white shirt to the complex cutting of an evening dress. He draws from fashion's past and creates future. He is constructing a new approach to clothing in the post-industrial, late twentieth century world, bringing together the best of both the East and the West.
This is the definitive monograph on the complete work of Yohji Yamamoto - one of fashion's most transformative designers working today and widely acknowledged as a master of postwar fashion design.
Author: Yohji Yamamoto
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
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.
Prior to his thirty-year career in the first-ever academic Buddhist studies program in the United States, Geshe Sopa was the son of peasant farmers, a novice monk in a rural monastery, a virtuoso scholar monk at one of the prestigious ...
Author: Yohji Yamamoto
Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L
Prior to his thirty-year career in the first-ever academic Buddhist studies program in the United States, Geshe Sopa was the son of peasant farmers, a novice monk in a rural monastery, a virtuoso scholar monk at one of the prestigious central monasteries in Lhasa, and a survivor of the Tibetan uprising and perilous flight into exile in 1959. In Like a Waking Dream, Geshe Sopa frankly and observantly reflects on how his life in Tibet, a monastic life of yogic simplicity, shaped and prepared him for the unexpected. The account of his years in Tibet preserves, as well, valuable insight and details about a now-vanished era of Tibetan religious culture. His is a tale of an exemplary life dedicated to learning, spiritual cultivation, and the service of others from one of the greatest living masters of Tibetan Buddhism.
"Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto is known for his avant-garde designs. Beautifully draped oversized silhouettes, often in black.
"Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto is known for his avant-garde designs. Beautifully draped oversized silhouettes, often in black. When designing, Yamamoto starts with the fabric, the texture, and materiality, before moving on to form. Underpinning his designs was a new form of anti-fashion, one that didn't adhere to traditional notions of beauty, structure, or tailored fit. Along with Rei Kawakubo, Yamamoto was at the forefront of postmodern fashion. The Fashion Photography Archive contains more than 2,000 looks over 58 collections by Yohji Yamamoto, spanning two decades, from the 1980s to 2000, and contains menswear and womenswear collections"--Bloomsbury Fashion Central.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Y ji Yamamoto (, Yamamoto Y ji, born 1943), is an award winning Japanese fashion designer based in Tokyo and Paris.
Author: Jesse Russell
Publisher: Book on Demand Limited
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Y ji Yamamoto (, Yamamoto Y ji, born 1943), is an award winning Japanese fashion designer based in Tokyo and Paris. Yohji is considered to be among the master tailors whose work is thought to be of fashion genius and he has been described by Julie Gilhart, fashion director for Barney's New York as probably the only designer you could name who has 60-year-olds who think he's incredible and 17-year-olds who think he's way cool.. His more prestigious awards for his contributions to fashion include the Japanese Medal of Honor, the Ordre national du M rite, the Royal Designer for Industry and the Master of Design award by Fashion Group International.
Yohji Yamamoto goggles, $505, at Yohji Yamamoto, New York City. Martin
Margiela 10 belt, $90, at Jeffrey; select Saks Fifth Avenue stores; Untitled. D&G
distressed corduroy trousers, $460, at D&G Boutique, New York City and Los
From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.
Yohji Yamamoto is an interesting case to study as the acclaimed Japanese
fashion designer made it without being French, Italian, or American. It is true that
he had to come to Paris to be recognized in the haute-couture world. Yohji
Author: Diana Derval
This book shows how to build successful luxury brands using the power of sensory science and neuro-physiology. The author introduces – based on inspiring business cases like Tesla, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermès, Moncler, Louboutin, or Sofitel in industries such as Fashion, Automotive or Leisure – groundbreaking scientific methods - like the Derval Color Test® taken by over 10 million people - to predict luxury shoppers’ preferences and purchasing patterns and illustrates common and unique features of successful luxury brands. Through various practical examples and experiments, readers will be able to build, revamp, or expand luxury brands and look at luxury from a new angle.
Whataretheydoing? What are they thinking? How dotheyleadtheir 1981 and
launched Yohji Yamamoto. He received enthusiastic praise for his unusual loose
garments, which were so different from the power suits and stilettos of the time.
Author: Cath Senker
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Looks at the life, style, and achievements of such fashion designers as Miuccia Prada, Jimmy Choo, and Stella McCartney.
YOHJI YAMAMOTO Y-3 Y'S →Yamamoto says he can't imagine himself retired. “I
also think it's hard to imagine my brand without me,” he told i-D. “I think Yohji
Yamamoto will die with Yohji Yamamoto.” Known for his philosophical approach
Author: Nathan Williams
Publisher: Artisan Books
They’re often behind the scenes, letting their work take center stage. But now Nathan Williams, founder and creative director of Kinfolk magazine and author of The Kinfolk Table, The Kinfolk Home, and The Kinfolk Entrepreneur—with over 250,000 copies in print combined—brings more than 90 of the most iconic and influential creative directors into the spotlight. In The Eye, we meet fashion designers like Claire Waight Keller and Thom Browne. Editorial directors like Fabien Baron and Marie-Amélie Sauvé. Tastemakers like Grace Coddington and Linda Rodin. We learn about the books they read, the mentors who guided them, their individual techniques for achieving success. We learn how they developed their eye—and how they’ve used it to communicate visual ideas that have captured generations and will shape the future. As an entrepreneur whose own work is defined by its specific and instantly recognizable aesthetic, Nathan Williams has a unique vision of contemporary culture that will make this an invaluable book for art directors, designers, photographers, stylists, and any creative professionals seeking inspiration and advice.
The oversized black clothes of the Japanese designers sent a wave of counter-intuitive sex appeal through the fashion world. More than twentyfive years later, Yamamoto remains an innovative and intellectual force in fashion.
Boasting an unconventional yet undeniably beautiful vision, designer Yohji Yamamoto is one of the leading designers of our time. In the early 1980s, with Yamamoto at the forefront, the arrival of the Japanese designers in Paris heralded a darker, more somber aesthetic than the prevailing glitz of the era. The oversized black clothes of the Japanese designers sent a wave of counter-intuitive sex appeal through the fashion world. More than twentyfive years later, Yamamoto remains an innovative and intellectual force in fashion. Yamamoto is the rare designer who is truly avant-garde, continually pushing sartorial boundaries, exploring new silhouettes and fabrications, and challenging us to reevaluate our notions of beauty.
Initiated by lssey Miyake, and followed ten years later by Yohji Yamamoto and
Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, they offered a new and unique
expression of creativity, challenging the established notions of status, display and
Author: Bonnie English
Over the past 40 years, Japanese designers have led the way in aligning fashion with art and ideology, as well as addressing identity and social politics through dress. They have demonstrated that both creative and commercial enterprise is possible in today's international fashion industry, and have refused to compromise their ideals, remaining autonomous and independent in their design, business affairs and distribution methods. The inspirational Miyake, Yamamoto and Kawakubo have gained worldwide respect and admiration and have influenced a generation of designers and artists alike. Based on twelve years of research, this book provides a richly detailed and uniquely comprehensive view of the work of these three key designers. It outlines their major contributions and the subsequent impact that their work has had upon the next generation of fashion and textile designers around the world. Designers discussed include: Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Naoki Takizawa, Dai Fujiwara, Junya Watanabe, Tao Kurihara, Jun Takahashi, Yoshiki Hishinuma, Junichi Arai, Reiko Sudo & the Nuno Corporation, Makiko Minagawa, Hiroshi Matsushita, Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Walter Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Helmut Lang.
... dresses inspired by his passion for opera, folklore and the history of costume.
This was, after all, the time of the New Romantic. The period also saw the
emergence of the Japanese designers, notably Yohji Yamamoto and Rei
Kawakubo (of ...
Author: Mark Tungate
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Once a luxury that only the elite could afford, fashion is now widely accessible. While brands such as Zara and H&M have made fashion an affordable choice for the mass market, sports brands such as Nike and Adidas have transformed the image of their products from merely practical to fashionable. How has this transformation occurred? Fashion Brands explores the popularization of fashion and explains how marketers and branding experts have turned clothes and accessories into objects of desire. Full of first-hand interviews with key players, the book analyzes every aspect of fashion from a marketing perspective. It examines how advertising, store design and the media have altered our fashion sense. The new edition includes chapters on fashion bloggers and the rise of celebrity-endorsed products.
ISSEY MIYAKE, YOHJI YAMAMOTO AND REI KAWAKUBO Since the 1970s, the
Japanese fashion design of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo of
Comme des Garçons has had an unequivocal impact on Western dress.
Author: Bonnie English
Publisher: A&C Black
This new edition of a bestselling textbook is designed for students, scholars, and anyone interested in 20th century fashion history. Accessibly written and well illustrated, the book outlines the social and cultural history of fashion thematically, and contains a wide range of global case studies on key designers, styles, movements and events. The new edition has been revised and expanded: there are new sections on eco-fashion, fashion and the museum, major changes in the fashion market in the 21st century (including the impact of new media and retailing networks), new technologies, fashion weeks, the rise of asian fashion centers and more. There are twice as many illustrations. In its second edition, A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries is the ideal introductory text for all students of fashion.
Wendersextols their virtues, speaking of Yamamoto's “tender and delicate
language. His company ... reminded me of a monastery.They were his translators
... whose care and fervor assured that theintegrityof Yohji'swork remained intact.
Author: Dorinne Kondo
From the runways of Paris to the casting controversies over BMiss Saigon, from a local demonstration at the Claremont Colleges in California to the gender-blending of BM. Butterfly, BAbout Face examines representations of Asia and their reverberations in both Asia and Asian American lives. Japanese high fashion and Asian American theater become points of entry into the politics of pleasure, the performance of racial identities, and the possibility of political intervention in commodity capitalism. Based on Kondo's fieldwork, this interdisciplinary work brings together essays, interviews with designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons and playwright David Henry Hwang, and "personal" vignettes in its exploration of counter-Orientalisms.