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A further aspect to the design and curation of this exhibition, will be a multi-media timeline which will highlight aspects of Yohji Yamamoto’s wider creative output. As I am currently writing the labels for this part of the exhibition, I thought I would share this with you. The timeline will consist of a mixture of clips of key fashion shows from the last 30 years of his illustrious...
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of attending Yohji Yamamoto’s Spring/Summer 2011 Menswear show. This was particularly interesting for two reasons. First of all, as soon as the first model stepped on the catwalk a sense of familiarity set in. Dressed in an off-white linen jacket with cross-stitch patches of embroidery, a light purple shirt with a bow and cropped trousers in a rich...
Once the object selection is finalised, we have to go through a process of assessing mannequins. Finding the right mannequin is more complex than it looks. After gathering and classifying the mannequins we can reuse, each piece is assigned to a different one depending on its requirements. Some pieces need mannequins that work with trousers, others might need arms, or heads, as some of the looks...