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Yulia at FordPhotography Jacques Habbah

Yohji Yamamoto AW13

Pastel colour pleating and the Annie Hall tailoring triptych made for a strong Yamamoto outing

Yohji doing Yohji is no bad thing. He’s been doing this for thirty years and earned that right. Plus consistency is what Yohji Yamamoto fans yearn from the man. Therefore it was back to black for much of the show, running the gamut from deconstructed slashed dresses through to fresh romantic a-lines with twisted draping, which hung low from the back. A touch of whimsy occurred when those pleated dresses popped up in aquamarine and a traveller’s floppy hat as well as some 90s-inflected polonecks and long skirts, vibrant in fuschia, lilac and orange. The girls wore sharp jet black fringed bobs, lending a gamine youthfulness to the looks, injecting a lightness into Yamamoto’s famous back catalogue. Annie Hall-esque three-pieces of sharp tailored jackets with cropped flared trousers rounded off what a collection filled with the sentiment that to look forward we must look back.

Hair: Eugene Souleiman

Makeup: Pat McGrath

Models pictured: Nina Vodopivec-@NinaVodopivec, Ophelie Rupp-@Babe_Rupp, Yulia Lobova-@lobovaharfouch, Sarah Joffs-@sarahjoffs, Kasumi Shimizu-@kasumishimizu