Detail: Vintage Yohji Yamamoto hybrid jacket from his celebrated 1996 winter collection. Exquisite and very clever tailoring, incorporating elements from a classic Japanese kimono, edwardian riding jacket and cropped cape; the complex construction is elevated even further with the use of a wonderfully soft and lightweight wool crepe fabric. Seven button fastening. Fully lined. This jacket is possibly one of the finest examples we've acquired to date that illustrates the genius of Yohji Yamamoto; perhaps proving that there is a clear relationship between fashion, art and architecture. Rare and very collectable.
Condition: Near Perfect
Sizing: Small. UK10. Shoulders seam to seam 16 inches. Bust upto 34 inches. Waistline upto 31 inches. Length front 22 inches / back 19 inches.
Fabric: 100% Laine Wool Crepe. Lining 100% Acetate
Care: Specilaist Dry Clean
Born in Tokyo in 1943. After completing a degree in law, Yohji Yamamoto turned his attentions to fashion by working with his mother and graduating from Bunka Fashion Collage in Tokyo in 1969. In the same year, he started the Yamamoto label. His international success came in 1981, when he showed in Paris. His oversized black, distressed and deconstructed collection caused a sensation. His work was compared to that of Rei Kawakubo but his approach is in fact quite different. For Yamamoto, a continuing love affair with black is intended to focus the viewer’s attention on the cut and proportions with no distraction. For over thirty years, Yohji Yamamoto has replied heavy on the relationship that exists between the garment and wearer. He revels in asymmetry - for him this is a thing of beauty. Imperfections, creatively inspire him. He wants to see scars, failure, disorder and distortions in his work which, is entirely individual and highly complex, and there is no doubt that his influence is everywhere. Vintage Yohji Yamamoto Black Wool Hybrid Cape Jacket 1996.
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