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 career, some bits about his main collaborations in film, performance and photography and some very special extras. I hope that this will help shed light on Yamamoto’s extraordinary approach to collaboration. As M/M Paris who art directed Yohji Yamamoto catalogues between 1996-2000 put it:
‘We never discussed or exchanged anything with him. We did what we wanted and at the end of each project it would be presented to him in Japan and he’d accept or refuse it. He never refused it.’