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Kane Drops Out of Versus in Major Shake-up November 20th, 2012 @ 10:14 AM

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Ghesquière Departs Balenciaga in Major Surprise November 05th, 2012 @ 00:43 AM

Sao Paulo Fashion Week: Between Optimism and Fear November 02nd, 2012 @ 00:28 AM

London Unveils Men’s Season Schedule November 01st, 2012 @ 00:36 AM

Azzaro Releases Castello Branco October 25th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM

Revenue Soars 22 Percent at LVMH in First Three Quarters October 16th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM

Rykiel Names Geraldo da Conceicao Artistic Director September 21st, 2012 @ 8:12 PM

Brazil’s New London Pop-Up September 21st, 2012 @ 7:20 PM

McQueen Men Returning Home to London September 12th, 2012 @ 7:19 PM

Roitfeld, Mum and Son, Open in Brazil September 07th, 2012 @ 00:54 AM

Berluti Opens to Big-Time Business in London September 06th, 2012 @ 3:27 PM

Stefano Pilati Back with a Bang at Zegna September 05th, 2012 @ 7:10 PM

Hugo Boss Wows in Berlin, Plans for New York July 06th, 2012 @ 00:17 AM

Salvatore Ferragamo: Crusin’ the Louvre June 13th, 2012 @ 11:04 AM

Michel Klein Gains New Backer; Launches Sunglass Collection June 13th, 2012 @ 00:48 AM

Sykes Jettisoned by Aquascutum; Maurer In at Rabanne June 06th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM

Armani Conquers China, Chastises the Pope June 01st, 2012 @ 11:53 AM


Yohji Yamamoto’s New Fluidity

Godfrey Deeny
September 29th, 2012 @ 12:31 AM - Paris

Yohji Yamamoto has always been revered by fellow designers and fashion insiders, maybe too much so. Though his latest collection was a very useful reminder of precisely why.

He was the Japanese master doing what he does best, cutting fluid, imaginative fashion - returning heroines gowns in chiffon that fluttered ever so in this show staged in a boxing gym in eastern Paris on Friday, Sept. 28.

Yamamoto's clothes always protect women - they encircle them granting assurance. Emphasizing this in this spring 2013 collection, he sent out a quartet of lady officers, all in khaki green - ranging from cocky barn-stormers to gunnery battery officers, all of them doing military peak caps.

"I was not thinking of any particular inspiration, more the idea of making fluid yet strong clothes that would make any woman feel good," Yamamoto told FWD backstage, after presenting pristine white combinations of lace skirts and surgeon's tunics that had tremendous presence.

But his best moment was his finale - when he was at his most extravagant - creating the kind of artful blood red and deep of night black asymmetric dresses that cried out for a red carpet. It's one of the few areas in fashion Yamamoto - whose Y-3 partnership with German sports style power house adidas has been an enormous success, celebrating its 10th anniversary this month - has yet to conquer. This collection should change all that.

Roll on Los Angeles stylists to the stars. You have been officially alerted.

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