PFW AW14: Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto showcased for AW14 at Paris’ Theatre National de Chaillot alongside the Eiffel Tower during Paris Fashion Week.  The 70-year-old Japanese designer showed no signs of slowing down as his compelling and uniquely innovative collection wowed spectators throughout the evening.


The collection was based around a fairy-tale-like theme with doll-like characters featuring the garments of epic voluminous proportions.  Duvet dresses and jackets dominated the collection, ranging from plain black in colour to the wildly graffiti prints in bold, crisp colours.


Accessorised with equally puffy hats and soft boots, the models trotted emotionlessly down the catwalk with the Eiffel tower periodically sparkling bright lights through the windows of the venue.  Other interesting looks included full bodied knitwear outfits in the softest wools.


Yamamoto, who is based in Paris and Tokyo and is considered a master tailor, has won multiple awards over the span of his career including the Medal of Honour with Purple Ribbon and the Master of Design award by Fashion Group International.



by Cynthia Gregoire

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