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BACKSTAGE AT PFW: YOHJI YAMAMOTO

Dramatic silhouettes, textured details and all black everything for AW19.

Yohji Yamamoto paris fashion week backstage white painted shirt
Yohji Yamamoto oversized painted sleeves aw19 pfw
Yohji Yamamoto paris fashion week backstage white painted shirt
Yohji Yamamoto oversized painted sleeves aw19 pfw

Amongst a heavy rotation of neon colours, clashing patterns and maximalist-everything this fashion month, there was Yohji Yamamoto. Known for his expertise in tailoring and crafting avant-garde silhouettes, the Japanese designer came through with a unique, interesting and varied collection that was almost entirely all black – even down to the leather gloves, lipstick and flats.

Draping fabrics over ankle-length, long-sleeved garments, Yohji Yamamoto presented different textures and shapes with each look. There were asymmetric sleeves, high statement collars and sharp hemlines, dressed up with ruffles, stitching and buttons.

But while more was more with the material, the collection looked wonderfully half-undone, with messy buns, trailing loose threads and unravelling frays, and when there was colour, it was splattered in childlike hand-painting…

Yohji Yamamoto textured long length black dress aw19 paris fashion week
Yohji Yamamoto painted sleeve jacket paris fasion week aw19 collection
Yohji Yamamoto textured long length black dress aw19 paris fashion week
Yohji Yamamoto painted sleeve jacket paris fasion week aw19 collection
Yohji Yamamoto long sleeve full length black dress pfw aw19
Yohji Yamamoto flared sleeved black long dress pfw aw19
Yohji Yamamoto long sleeve full length black dress pfw aw19
Yohji Yamamoto flared sleeved black long dress pfw aw19
Yohji Yamamoto textured black garment aw19 pfw
Yohji Yamamoto black textured ankle length dress aw19 paris collection
Yohji Yamamoto textured black garment aw19 pfw
Yohji Yamamoto black textured ankle length dress aw19 paris collection
BACKSTAGE AT PFW: YOHJI YAMAMOTO

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