Purple screen-printed shirt and blue denim jeans, Yohji Yamamoto, Spring/Summer 2002

Purple screen-printed shirt and blue denim jeans, Yohji Yamamoto, Spring/Summer 2002

'I wanted people to wear my clothes for at least ten years, so I asked the fabric maker to make a very strong, tough finish. It's very close to designing army clothing'.

A key inspiration for Yohji Yamamoto is military and utility wear because it is designed for a very distinct function and made to last. This menswear silhouette also reveals the humour in his menswear creations through the placement of prints and words.