Yohji Yamamoto SS20 is Avant-Garde With Everyday Ease

Yohji Yamamoto SS20 is Avant-Garde With Everyday Ease

Yohji Yamamoto SS20 is Avant-Garde With Everyday Ease

The collection takes a brief departure from black monochrome to deliver a surprising use of print and color.

The collection takes a brief departure from black monochrome to deliver a surprising use of print and color.

Text: Czar Van Gaal

If Coco Chanel designed the Little Black Dress, then Yohji Yamamoto designed everything else in the closet. Paving a path of his own by bringing everyday ease to the avant-garde, Yohji Yamamoto has developed quite the reputation for odd proportions, dramatically abstract silhouettes, and color palettes dark enough to put any New Yorker’s wardrobe to shame. Making a departure from his black monochromatic looks, Yohji Yamamoto uses SS20 to introduce graphic print into his design repertoire.  

Showing at Paris Men’s Fashion Week; Yohji Yamamoto’s SS20 collection features free-flowing wide leg trousers, extended long-line button downs, and oversized coats showcasing Yamamoto’s unwavering quest for impeccable tailoring. And as one wouldn’t expect a tiger to change their stripes, a Yohji Yamamoto collection wouldn’t be just that without hints of black. Strategically using his preferred shade of black as a canvas, Yamamoto features white, yellow, red, and blue photograph prints as accents to deliver an unexpected pop of color. The prominence of color in the collection gradually builds up look after look until a grand reveal of blue and yellow trench coats brighten up the runway. 

See more from Yohji Yamamoto SS20 in the slideshow below. 

Credits: Photos provided courtesy of Yohji Yamamoto and Vogue

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