Fashion

Yohji Yamamoto (1943)

The Japanese designer appeared on the Parisian scene, in 1981, alongside Rei Kawabuko with whom he shared a taste for voluminous, poetic and severe black garments, epitomizing the deconstructionist movement. With time, he dares to be more and more radical, exploring other style facets like romanticism and sportswear.

Bridget Hall in Yohji Yamamoto Ensemble, photographed by Walter Chin for Harper's Bazaar, 1994
Bridget Hall in Yohji Yamamoto Ensemble, photographed by Walter Chin for Harper's Bazaar, 1994
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2014
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2014
Tasha Tilberg in Yohji Yamamoto Jacket and Shoes, photographed by Craig McDean for Vogue, 1997
Tasha Tilberg in Yohji Yamamoto Jacket and Shoes, photographed by Craig McDean for Vogue, 1997
Susie Bick for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Nick Knight, Fall/Winter 1988
Susie Bick for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Nick Knight, Fall/Winter 1988
Hannelore Knuts for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Fall/Winter 1999
Hannelore Knuts for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Fall/Winter 1999
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1996
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1996
Yohji Yamamoto for his first fashion show, 1981
Yohji Yamamoto for his first fashion show, 1981
Yohji Yamamoto Campaign, photographed by Max Vadukul, Fall/Winter 1989
Yohji Yamamoto Campaign, photographed by Max Vadukul, Fall/Winter 1989
Yohji Yamamoto, Suit, Spring/Summer 1999, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Yohji Yamamoto, Suit, Spring/Summer 1999, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Maggie Rizer for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde  and Vinoodh Matadin, Fall/Winter 1998
Maggie Rizer for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Fall/Winter 1998
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1998
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1998
Yohji Yamamoto by Paolo Roversi, 2013
Yohji Yamamoto by Paolo Roversi, 2013
Yohji Yamamoto, Coat, photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue, 2003
Yohji Yamamoto, Coat, photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue, 2003
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1999
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1999
Yohji Yamamoto, Sketch for the Fall/Winter 1990 Collection
Yohji Yamamoto, Sketch for the Fall/Winter 1990 Collection
Hannelore Knuts in Yohji Yamamoto Shirt and Trousers, photographed by Paul Wetherell for Ponystep Magazine, 2011
Hannelore Knuts in Yohji Yamamoto Shirt and Trousers, photographed by Paul Wetherell for Ponystep Magazine, 2011
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2002
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2002
Yohji Yamamoto, Dress, photographed by Benjamin Kanarek for L'Officiel, 1989
Yohji Yamamoto, Dress, photographed by Benjamin Kanarek for L'Officiel, 1989
Yohji Yamamoto, Ensembles, photographed by Hans Freurer for Vogue, 1983
Yohji Yamamoto, Ensembles, photographed by Hans Freurer for Vogue, 1983
Backstage at Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, photographed by Donata Wenders, Spring/Summer 1991
Backstage at Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, photographed by Donata Wenders, Spring/Summer 1991
Backstage at Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, photographed by Donata Wenders, Spring/Summer 1991
Backstage at Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, photographed by Donata Wenders, Spring/Summer 1991
Yohji Yamamoto making final revision for his fashion show, photographed by Donata Wenders, Spring/Summer 1991
Yohji Yamamoto making final revision for his fashion show, photographed by Donata Wenders, Spring/Summer 1991
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2008
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2008
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2009
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2009
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2006
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2006
Donata Wenders, Y.Y. (Yohji Yamamoto), Paris 2000
Donata Wenders, Y.Y. (Yohji Yamamoto), Paris 2000
Yohji Yamamoto Campaign, photographed by Keiichi Tahara, Spring/Summer 1991
Yohji Yamamoto Campaign, photographed by Keiichi Tahara, Spring/Summer 1991
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1999
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1999
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2010
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2010
Hannelore Knuts for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Fall/Winter 1999
Hannelore Knuts for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Fall/Winter 1999
Yohji Yamamoto, Ensemble, photographed by Christian Moser for L'Officiel, 1989
Yohji Yamamoto, Ensemble, photographed by Christian Moser for L'Officiel, 1989
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2012
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2012
Yohji Yamamoto, Ensemble, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 2000
Yohji Yamamoto, Ensemble, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 2000
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1996
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1996
Yohji Yamamoto Campaign, photographed by Nick Knight, Spring/Summer 1990
Yohji Yamamoto Campaign, photographed by Nick Knight, Spring/Summer 1990
Yohji Yamamoto at his fashion show, Spring/Summer 2012
Yohji Yamamoto at his fashion show, Spring/Summer 2012
Carmen Kass in Yohji Yamamoto Ensemble, photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue, 2000
Carmen Kass in Yohji Yamamoto Ensemble, photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue, 2000
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2006
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2006
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2010
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2010
Hannelore Knuts for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Fall/Winter 1999
Hannelore Knuts for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Fall/Winter 1999
Yohji Yamamoto, Ensemble, photographed by Paola Kudacki for i-D Magazine, 2010
Yohji Yamamoto, Ensemble, photographed by Paola Kudacki for i-D Magazine, 2010
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2006

Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2006

Yohji Yamamoto, Ensemble, photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue, 1999
Yohji Yamamoto, Ensemble, photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue, 1999
Yohji Yamamoto Campaign, photographed by Nick Knight, Spring/Summer 1988
Yohji Yamamoto Campaign, photographed by Nick Knight, Spring/Summer 1988
Hannelore Knuts for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Fall/Winter 1999
Hannelore Knuts for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Fall/Winter 1999
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1996
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1996
Yohji Yamamoto, Dress, Spring/Summer 1998, The Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan
Yohji Yamamoto, Dress, Spring/Summer 1998, The Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan
Yasmin Le Bon for Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1993
Yasmin Le Bon for Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1993
Yohji Yamamoto at his Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1998
Yohji Yamamoto at his Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1998
Yohji Yamamoto, Sketch for the Spring/Summer 1989 Collection
Yohji Yamamoto, Sketch for the Spring/Summer 1989 Collection
Yohji Yamamoto, Dress, photographed by Hiromasa for L'Officiel, 1989
Yohji Yamamoto, Dress, photographed by Hiromasa for L'Officiel, 1989
Kim Noorda in Yohji Yamamoto Shirt, photographed by Vanina Sorrenti for i-D Magazine, 2005
Kim Noorda in Yohji Yamamoto Shirt, photographed by Vanina Sorrenti for i-D Magazine, 2005
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2011
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2011
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1996
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1996
Hannelore Knuts for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, illustrated by MM (Paris), Spring/Summer 1999
Hannelore Knuts for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, illustrated by MM (Paris), Spring/Summer 1999
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2007
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2007
Yohji Yamamoto, Dress, Fall/Winter 1996, Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan
Yohji Yamamoto, Dress, Fall/Winter 1996, Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan
Nick Knight, Susie Smoking, Yohji Yamamoto, 1988
Nick Knight, Susie Smoking, Yohji Yamamoto, 1988
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2003
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2003
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1998
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1998
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1998
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1998
Guinevere Van Seenus and Maggie Rizer in Yohji Yamamoto Ensembles, photographed by Luigi Murenu and Iango Henzi for Vogue, 2014
Guinevere Van Seenus and Maggie Rizer in Yohji Yamamoto Ensembles, photographed by Luigi Murenu and Iango Henzi for Vogue, 2014
Sarah Moon, Fashion 11, Yohji Yamamoto, 1996
Sarah Moon, Fashion 11, Yohji Yamamoto, 1996
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2007
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2007
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2015
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2015
Maggie Rizer for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde  and Vinoodh Matadin, Fall/Winter 1998
Maggie Rizer for Yohji Yamamoto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Fall/Winter 1998
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1995
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1995
Björk in Yohji Yamamoto Ensemble, photographed by Craig McDean for Another Magazine, 2003
Björk in Yohji Yamamoto Ensemble, photographed by Craig McDean for Another Magazine, 2003
Yohji Yamamoto, Coat, Fall/Winter 1991, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Yohji Yamamoto, Coat, Fall/Winter 1991, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Yohji Yamamoto, Dress, photographed by Christian Moser for L'Officiel, 1989
Yohji Yamamoto, Dress, photographed by Christian Moser for L'Officiel, 1989
Kristen  McMenamy in Yohji Yamamoto Ensemble, photographed by Thierry Le Gouès for Detour Magazine, 1997
Kristen McMenamy in Yohji Yamamoto Ensemble, photographed by Thierry Le Gouès for Detour Magazine, 1997
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2014
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2014
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2002
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2002
Yohji Yamamoto, Ensemble, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde  and Vinoodh Matadin for Vogue, 2009
Yohji Yamamoto, Ensemble, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Vogue, 2009
Malgosia Bela for Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1999
Malgosia Bela for Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1999
Kristen McMenamy for Yohji Yamamoto Ensemble, photographed by Pamela Hanson, 1985
Kristen McMenamy for Yohji Yamamoto Ensemble, photographed by Pamela Hanson, 1985
Ali Mahdavi, Yohji Yamamoto, 2000s
Ali Mahdavi, Yohji Yamamoto, 2000s
Backstage at Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2008
Backstage at Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2008
Shalom Harlow for Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1993
Shalom Harlow for Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1993
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2000
Yohji Yamamoto Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2000
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