#YSL11 PART 1 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO
Thoughts. Ideas. Images.
I have always been interested in the principle of the creation of many of the couture collections. What guided famous creators? What emphasized their attention? What was allowed to be left aside. One of the most mysterious designers for me in the fashion industry is Yohji Yamamoto. Quite quickly I fell in love and imbued with his fashionable philosophy.
Black color. For everyone, it’s your own, for some it’s an unshakable classic, for another, black can have an association with mourning. What is black for Yohji Yamamoto? And why this color is given so much attention in the collections? First of all, we note the importance of the forms for Yohji Yamamoto. The form requires material, at the same time the material requires form. The concentration and the idea itself are important. This allows us to guess that color is not as important as the style and material itself. Yohji Yamamoto really treated the black color very faithfully, considering it the quintessence of all colors. Bright fabrics, gave feelings and moods, which often distracted from the content, from the form. The feeling of the material, that’s what is important for Yohji Yamamoto, because without feeling it you can lose the idea of collection that give the arrow and the direction of the collection.
Fashion talking about today, not yesterday. The ability to kill two birds with one stone at a time, the talent to combine something new, but completely classic. Durable bordered on fleeting. Yohji Yamamoto never considered himself the creator of Japanese fashion, the main position was fashion without nationality. But still Yohji Yamamoto often admitted that when creating collections he keeps in mind the image of European girls, the very different world of feelings for Japanese women and europeans.
His works are fascinating, his clothes help him to find himself, express himself, feel freedom. Creation of a world where black has acquired different colors. That’s why Yohji Yamamoto became famous.
Caution. Dangerously fashionable.