Yohji Yamamoto: Poet of Black

Visionary designer Yohji Yamamoto has made a vital contribution to fashion, challenging the traditional norms of clothing with his avant-garde style.

In this video, shot in his Tokyo studio in 2011, Yamamoto reflects on a 30 year career in fashion. The influential and enigmatic designer speaks about his creative values, considers how his work has evolved since his Paris debut and explains why he designs so differently for men and women.

This film was originally produced for the Yohji Yamamoto exhibition, on display March – July 2011 at the V&A South Kensington.

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