Ever since the distinctive black minimalism of Japanese genius, Yohji Yamamoto hit the Paris runways in 1981, the world of fashion embraced the avant-gardeness of a true visionary. While the fashion industry and the Yamamoto-acolytes may argue that his Spring/Summer 2010 collection has no ostentatious themes or designs and no tricky celebrated constructions as usual (except for the hair and feathered eyebrows), instead a relatively risk-free, commerce-friendly collection that any true fashionista should invest in.
Yamamoto slightly played with such basics as miniskirts, single and double breasted jackets, shorts, skinny pants, dotted suits, dilapidated laser cut pieces and the eternally classic white shirt. Off the shoulder white shirts, puffed shoulders white shirts and absolutely gorgeous white shirtdresses. This collection is full of basics that could make or complete an outfit, perfect investment pieces that are non-traditionally sexy and seasonlessly stylish.
On sad news but with a happy ending, reports flooded with news of Yohji Yamamoto filing for bankruptcy in Japan, however his company was saved by Integral Corporation, the Japanese corporation is going to invest in both Yohji Yamamoto Inc. and Limi Yamamoto Inc. (Limi Yamamoto is the designer’s daughter, designing for her label Limi Feu), allowing them to continue business while the restructuring takes place (nothing will happen to the Yohji Yamamoto successful collaboration with Adidas, Y-3 as it is owned and produced by Adidas).
The fragile economy has taken its toll on high-end and luxury designers, but it is great to see investment companies running after to save the important ones (we are still waiting on news to confirm the salvation of Christian Lacroix).
Photos courtesy of New York Magazine