Yohji Yamamoto AW14

Hypnotic manga fantasies come alive in voluminous cocoon coats and decorated leather

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Backstage at Yohji Yamamoto AW14 Shot by Jacques Habbah

Initial reaction:

Manga fantasies played out on the runway.

Prints please:

Acid coloured trolls and one-eyed demons became part of a hypnotic Japanese manga print that adorned enormous goose down padded coats. While hand painted illustrations of astronauts and leopards decorated leather coats.

The look:

‘Hair’ was crafted from coloured wool into extreme shapes, like abstract paintings. Each model was marked with black paint around their eyes, like fantasy warriors.

Silhouettes:

This season it began with extreme cocoon-like volume, where garments quite literally engulfed the models before transitioning into longer knitted dresses closer to the human form, with loose threads that hung off the body.

Hidden details:

Printed manga mittens like baseball gloves, and floral wool patchworks felted into black jackets. 

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