All About Yohji Yamamoto
Yohji Yamamoto is a fashion designer who not only overturned but continuously created revolutions in Paris Mode fashion traditions and aesthetic sense in the early 1980’s. Magazines such as "High Fashion", "Mr. High Fashion" and “Souen” began to recognize Yamamoto’s talent and began publishing interviews of him in the late 1960’s, when he was still just a student at Bunka Fashion College. This book is a re-edit of articles published in 3 different magazines about Yohji Yamamoto. It contains exclusive articles, fashion visuals, and an archive of his 30 years of mens and ladies collections, starting from epoch make collections such as his debut show in ’81 and his “6.1 THE MEN” show which was cosponsored by Comme des Garçons in '91. It also contains an interview of his work when he was a student, and of him during his first year after graduating and one of his latest interviews which he talks about his current creations and his candid thoughts on todays society.
Yohji Yamamoto: Born in 1943 in Tokyo. Entered Bunka Fashion College after graduating from Keio University in 1966. He participated in the Paris Collection for he first time in 1981, and in the Paris Mens Collection for the first time in 1984, while establishing Yoji Yamamoto Co., Ltd. during the same year. In 1991 the “6.1 MEN” show, which was a joint show with Comme des Garçons was held. He was in charge of costume for Wagner’s opera “Tristan und Isolde” in 1993. In 1998 he collaborated with Pina Bausch for the 25th anniversary of the Wuppertal Ballet. He has been in charge of the costumes for numerous Takeshi Kitano films starting with “BROTHER” in 1999. In 2004 he was awarded with the purple ribbon and in 2011, Commandour of The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, which is the highest ranking of its kind.
Book (soft cover): 239 pages
Publisher: Culture Publishing Office (2014/1/24)
Release date: 2014/1/24