Designer Profile: Yohji Yamamoto
Yohji Yamamoto first announced himself to the fashion world in Paris in 1981 with a womenswear collection that ran counter to everything that was popular at the time.
It was a collection of darkness and asymmetry, combining imperfection and incompleteness with a gentle, brooding elegance.
Yamamoto and his fellow Japanese designer, Rei Kawakubo’s deconstructivist approach was both experimental and genuinely original, with the pair quickly gaining a cult following.
Yamamoto’s collections in the decades that followed exhibited a more structured, feminine and romantic approach, but one thing that became apparent was his mastery of tailoring.
Yamamoto’s progressive approach, his technical brilliance, and his single-minded vision have cemented his reputation as one of fashion’s most compelling designers.
We’re thrilled to be welcoming Yohji Yamamoto exclusively to 4 for Spring Summer 2014 (Mens and Womens).
Yohji Yamamoto will be available in store and online very soon.