Posts for February 2006
>> As far as I'm concerned, fall fashion starts here. No show has made my heart quicken from a pitter patter to a thump thump until Yohji. The messy long hair, the turquoise eye wash, the huuuuge hats, and the one element of the eighties we haven't seen yet, oversized jackets, all combine for an excellent study of proportions. Bravo, Yohji!
>> Never thought you would see the day when you could be mere feet from anything Yohji Yamamoto? Think again. The Mode Museum (MOMU) Antwerp is presenting a exhibition, the "Yohji Yamamoto Dream Shop," from March 7 - August 13, 2006. But wait, you haven't heard the cool part yet -- not only is exhibit amazing visually, but tactilely as well -- you have the chance to try on the clothes. Yeah, I couldn't believe it at first either. So if there's any way in hell you might make it to Antwerp in the next six months, I would strongly consider.
The 80 pieces featured have already been exhibited at the Pitti Immagine Foundation in Florence and the Musee de la Mode et du Textile in Paris... the picture above is from the Paris exhibit. More pictures can be found here.
>> His clothes have distinct aesthetic, and yet they're not too out there (cough, Gareth Pugh, cough) -- they are indeed very wearable. Tim Van Steenbergen took the inspiration for his fall collection from the fifties and Fellini -- inspirations most obvious to me in the strapless bubble dress that floated down the runway. I love the Technicolor palette... the fact of the matter is, I would wear most of this collection if I could, because it really does represent la dolce vita.