Yohji’s History of Great Men

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Published January 25, 2010

 

 

Yohji Yamamoto didn’t say much about his fall men’s collection, but then what can you say about crazy quilt tweed jackets—some so big they turn into scarves for a kind of “Man of La Mancha” look—with polkadot lining? Yamamoto’s always floating silhouette is for men with absolutely no need to dress in any particular way for anybody—think Wim Wenders, Takeshi Kitano and John Malkovich. And so Yohji’s take on the English jacket shows with wild Op Art pattern shirts left untucked just like Nelson Mandela, and paint splattered boots worthy of Francesco Clemente, or some hard-working house painter. The last year has been rough for Yamamoto (as it has been for many designers), as he’s further suspended his secondary lines, Y’s, and closed some locations. In view of biographical detail and the strength of this collection, I’d say that silence speaks volumes.

SEE ALL OF INTERVIEW’S FALL/WINTER 2010 MENS COVERAGE FROM PARIS