Yohji Yamamoto

THE BEATEN TRAIL
Paris:
Yohji Yamamoto’s longstanding interest in volume was once again on prodigigious display in his S/S 13 show. Where many designers have shown a recent interest in exoticism and Eastern influences, Yamamoto, with his trademark pasha pants, reminded viewers of his rightful place as one of the main progenitors of this look. Indonesian-style florals and Southeast Asian geometrics underscored this fixation, while cropped trousers and artfully rumpled suit coats looked road weary, well traveled, and a touch beaten down. Yamamoto’s grooming choices reinforced this feel, as model’s sported bruises, cuts, and scrapes, all of which acted as visual displays of stoicism, and the transcendent power of fortitude.  —Andrew Luecke

Silhouette: Voluminous, weathered blocks

Color: Cool blue / International Klein Blue / Olive / Melon / Vermillion / Honeysuckle / Agave / Black / White

Key Items: Trademark billowing pants / Kaftan tops / Linen blazers / Striped pajama pants / Slouch blazers / Trim suits with cropped trousers / Chino trench coats / Oversized tees with asymmetrical slits / Dusters

Materials: Linen / Tropical weight wool / Silk / Chino / Shiny nylon

Print + Pattern: Stripes / Indonesian florals / Southeast Asian geometrics / Micro checks

Details + Trim: Tie-bottom trousers / Zip pockets / Extra-long zipper pulls in matching suiting / Sly cargo pockets / Patchwork

Accessories + Footwear: Laceless plimsolls / Argyle desert boots / Canvas Dr. Marten-style boots and brogues / Cap-toe leather hi-tops / Lace-up dance shoes / Pens / Neckties

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