The work of Yohji Yamamoto, the ground breaking Japanese conceptual designer, is being feted and explored in a retrospective exhibition at
Along with Rei Kawakubo of Comme Des Garcons and Issey Miyake, Yamamoto pioneered the conceptual style of dressing, starting in the ‘80’s and becoming a massive trend in the ‘90’s. The style of dress is one of oversized, often unfinished or deconstructed garments, that swamp and drape the body rather than hugging the form, and most usually in blacks and greys eschewing prints and patterns. Yamamoto once commented on his fondness for black, saying that it’s a colour that is as 'modest and arrogant at the same time'.
The Japanese designers the changed the face of fashion over the last 30 years have inspired and continue to inspire generations of fashion designers and design students. The V&A has brilliant space and a reputation for thoughtful and comprehensive curating that will have you leaving the exhibition feeling as if you’ve discovered a whole new universe of possiblities – fashion that really feeds your mind as well as your eyes. We can’t wait to get down there for a very fashionable day out.
Starting March 12 and running until 10 July, you can book your tickets at vam.ac.uk
- Naomi Attwood