A Yohji Holiday

December 30, 2011

by Gracia Ventus
Tuxedo coat – Yohji Yamamoto; Knit cardigan – Rick Owens; Shirt – Ann Sofie Back; Boots – Rick Owens

This is my very first piece of Yohji Yamamoto, from his F/W 2006 collection which you can find here. I can honestly say that as someone who loves structured garments, I haven’t been able to appreciate Yohji’s aesthetics properly, but this particular collection was mind-blowing, partly due to the strong focus on outwerwear. Indeed sometimes I still find many collections from Yohji, Junya Watanabe and CDG mildly amusing, and in more extreme cases, beyond my comprehension. But I’m slowly discovering certain individual pieces that I can incorporate into my wardrobe. Having seen the pieces up close also helped to heighten my appreciation for said Japanese designers, from the craftsmanship and fabric quality to the ideas that fuelled the collections.


8 thoughts on “A Yohji Holiday

  • O D Y S S E Y

    by O D Y S S E Y on December 31, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Visually striking – the rich colors and your outfit!
    I hope to add a few Yohji Yamamoto pieces to my wardrobe.

  • Dodo

    by Dodo on December 31, 2011 at 8:15 am

    That jacket really has an amazing shape!!

  • inkarlcerating

    by inkarlcerating on January 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    omg omg….
    i feel overwhelmed with his designs too.. e.g. super wide legs, billowing skirts, mega drapey dresses but i think the moment a person wears his pieces, the intense feeling translates into appreciation. good job. u made me appreciate that YOhji ensemble


    by STOP IT RIGHT NOW on January 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Whoa that red bush is insane. I love me some Japanese designers.

  • etoilee8

    by etoilee8 on January 6, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I love that Rick Owens cardigan. It looks like it must be a sight to behold in person.

  • Lidiya

    by Lidiya on January 6, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Your coat is amazing, the style is so edgy and intense <3

  • Lizzie Lo

    by Lizzie Lo on January 11, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Those pieces are beyond magnificent!!!
    Thank you for you kind words! They mean a lot to me!

  • Alicia – Sea Of Ghosts

    by Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts on January 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I just found your blog, you have such amazing style! Purple is one of those colours I always feel like I “should” like but don’t quite feel an affinity for… usually. This jacket totally changes my mind! The tone, textile and cut are just beautiful. Have added you to my blogroll :) x


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