Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto is known for his avant-garde designs. Beautifully draped oversized silhouettes, often in black. When designing, Yamamoto starts with the fabric, the texture, and materiality, before moving on to form. Underpinning his designs was a new form of anti-fashion, one that didn't adhere to traditional notions of beauty, structure, or tailored fit. Along with Rei Kawakubo, Yamamoto was at the forefront of postmodern fashion.
The Fashion Photography Archive contains more than 2,000 looks over 58 collections by Yohji Yamamoto, spanning two decades, from the 1980s to 2000, and contains menswear and womenswear collections. All rights reserved. You are permitted to reproduce this image for educational use.