Long red coat, long black dressand black top, Yohji Yamamoto, Autumn/Winter 1995-96

Long red coat, long black dressand black top, Yohji Yamamoto, Autumn/Winter 1995-96

'Fabric is everything. Often I tell my pattern makers, "Just listen to the material. What is it going to say? Just wait. The material will probably teach you something"'.

These three silhouettes, with coats in red carded wool and structured dresses are reminiscent of late 19th-century fashions and mirror the frequent appearance of red in the 15th-century Devonshire Hunting Tapestries.