Yohji Yamamoto Womenswear S/S12

Mixing 18th century romanticism with 20th century sportswear, Yamamoto impressed with his usual take on casual tailoring and extravagant dresses

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The Japanese master went down a new route this season, at least compared to recent collections. A romantic and nostalgic take on 18th century French clothing was mixed with ultra modern sportswear details like drawstring, zips and casual trainers. Therein lies his talent; to be able to mix history with future, merge two different epochs and their sartorial values. Volume was a big player - quite literally - in Yamamoto's take for next Spring Summer. Voluminous skirts and dresses came pleated and with frills for extra attention grabbing points. As usual, there was a focus on black and white shades but there were a few colourful spots as with both deep and light tones of purple and blue. But white was still the victorious colour as the final extravagant wedding dress รก la 1827 showed. Of course, the bride came out in tennis shoes....

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