Yohji Yamamoto Fall-Winter 2023 Menswear: Modern Timelessness
Yohji Yamamoto showcases signature designs and worldly inspiration
Yohji Yamamoto always stays consistent in his collections as the 79-year-old designer remains neoteric with collections filled with fabric diversity while keeping the Yohji Yamamoto style intact.
The collection includes a mixture of middle European civilizations with its inspiration for the overlaying of detailed colorful patterns and fabrics. Looking closely at particular looks, each tells a story or is lively overall as said in the press release, “Culture is a mix of everything”, says Yamamoto. Asian and European designs intersect as the designer continues to show that he goes by his own rules and has been paving the way for decades now.
Yamamoto is famously known for their dark and minimal palette, but most importantly his skillful and artistic use of black in both men’s and women’s collections while simultaneously giving options and depth.
With the inclusion of Asian textiles, the collection incorporates various types of Japanese silk, velvet, and brocade as a keynote at the start of the collection. Brocade is highly decorative and adds a royal-like element to the comforted layered looks. Japanese denim is also an added touch as the interlining fabric of a wool black coat for a laid-back yet elevated street-style look.
Yamamoto collaborated with Japanese jewelry designer RIEFE with the slightly subtle addition of claw cuffs for falconry to circle back to middle European artistry as the practice has roots in multiple parts of the world.
The last couple of looks from the collection are noteworthy as it puts Yamamoto’s artful construction in the spotlight with black trousers and suit jackets with white fabric stitched hanging from sleeves, legs, and inner lining of the jackets to concoct looks for the street to the formal evening.