Yohji Yamamoto's Spring/Summer 2018 Show Is a Lesson in Irregularity
More monochrome madness from the Japanese designer.
Yohji Yamamoto is famed for his love of minimal color palettes and his unconventional approach to design. The Spring/Summer 2018 collection was him at his finest.
Shown during Paris Fashion Week, the upcoming collection focused on heavy fabrics – cotton-washed toile and poplin presented stiff silhouettes that somehow still almost draped seamlessly, making them appear much more delicate than they were. Comprising of loose-fit pants, oversized shirts, eccentric, off-center jackets and an array of avant-garde dresses, the pared-back color selection allowed the unorthodox details to really stand out.
Each piece was given that trademark touch of Yohji’s offbeat sensibility through asymmetric cuts and mismatched buttoning – shirts were wrapped bandeau-style across the chest while swathes of extra fabric were swept over shoulders, and bundled across the front. The quirky element followed through in the accessories as half cut-off hats and headpieces were seen all over the runway.
Browse through the collection above, and check out last season’s backstage coverage to fulfill your Yohji fix.