Fashion in Motion: Yohji Yamamoto

Friday 1 July 2011

Fashion in Motion is a series of live catwalk events presented against the unique backdrop of the V&A. Featuring some of the greatest designers of our time, Fashion in Motion brings the excitement and spectacle of the high fashion catwalk to a wide audience.

On 1 July 2011 Fashion in Motion: Yohji Yamamoto, a series of free catwalk shows, featured both menswear and womenswear pieces from the archive of Yohji Yamamoto. Celebrating the designer’s major retrospective that was displayed at the V&A, the show was modelled by real-life London couples. The concept echoed the designer’s Spring/Summer 1999 menswear show, which was modelled by real couples from the streets of Paris.

Born in Tokyo, Yohji Yamamoto set up his own company Y’s Incorporated in 1972. His work has been fêted for challenging the conventions of fashion, the playful pieces feature asymmetric cuts and unusual silhouettes. His collections are also recognised for subverting gender stereotypes and have featured women wearing garments traditionally associated with menswear. Yamamoto's fabrics are central to his design practice and his textiles are created to specification often employing traditional Japanese dyeing and embroidery techniques.

Fashion in Motion: Yohji Yamamoto was also broadcast live on the V&A Channel.

Video: Highlights - Yohji Yamamoto Fashion in Motion

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Video: Behind the scenes

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