The world’s been going through a rough patch, and Yohji Yamamoto won’t say otherwise.
Reprising last season’s moody effects and tone, models enrolled into Yohji’s army fighting the current world in crisis trekked across the carpeted runway of a black draped room to the baleful sound of the designer’s voice. Most wore masks, some didn’t or wear them in a very personal way – a fact that Yohji-san was quick to clarify was merely an observation of current habits, not a judgment.
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The 26 looks also unveiled in the 20 minutes video that came out with the collection were in a way a continuity of the previous season: with punk and gothic influences.
The Fall/Winter 2021 collection followed Yohji Yamamoto’s DNA by using deconstructed and oversized shapes, different layers including several fabrics such as cotton, silk, linen, wool gabardine but also synthetic fabrics. A souvenir of Yohji Yamamoto’s 90’s Homme design.
The combination of these lightweight fabrics were a designer’s comment on global warming, as the collection notes stated.
Several messages were also printed on the clothes : ‘’Born to be terrorist’’, ‘’You have to take me to hell’’ or ‘’Engages in animal rights movements’’. The collection was inspired by different themes borrowed from today’s world such as human rights, social movements, sanitary emergencies, animal protection. Yohji Yamamoto expressed his feelings and anger in his own poetic way.
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