Detail: Exquisite Yohji Yamamoto drape pocket skirt from his AW 2001 collection. This collection eventually led to the launch of the much coveted Y-3 sub-brand line in 2003. The skirt is an A-line construction with wide knitted hip/waist band and wool gaberdine skirt. Exposed side pocket which drapes with double dove grey (fabric inlay) stripe treatment. Pocket can be tucked in for a slight change of sculpted silhouette. Unlined.
Period: AW 2001
Condition: Near Perfect
Sizing: Small UK8-10. Waist Unstretched 26 inches. Waist will stretch to 29-30 inches comfortably. Length 34 inches.
Colour: Black with dove grey trim
Fabric: 100% Laine Wool
Care: 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 Drape Pocket Skirt AW 2001.
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