YOHJI LIVE IN LONDON
An interactive exhibit in London explores the work of influential designer Yohji Yamamoto. Born in Japan in 1943, Yohji Yamamoto went on to design some of the ground-breaking styles of the 1970s and 80s up until today. In 1983, The New York Times wrote, “Fashion experts and retailers are often inclined to exaggerate, but Mr. Yamamoto’s influence is hard to dispute.” He was a pioneer of mixing menswear into women’s clothing long before anyone else, and also mixing the baggy style of the Japanese kimono with Western silhouettes. Now those curious to learn more about his work can go to London’s Live Archives, and pick out selections of Yamamoto’s designs for models who will then put them on. It’s an innovative concept to match the curious mind of the man behind the clothes. But get there quickly, the exhibit is only up for another week.
Tel. 0207 254 8121. Runs through August 8.