Thursday, June 23rd 2022 at the Aoyama Yohji Yamamoto flagship store in Tokyo...
"(...) The models, not all of whom were striplings, had gray streaks in their hair. Could this have been Yamamoto addressing the taboo around age which persists in fashion? More generally, time is an important theme in his work, and the designer is engaged in a dialogue with the past (see last season’s Dickensian tale), but in a way that moves tradition forward. Sometimes he does that by combining elements from East and West, other times that was achieved by way of an “inside job,” i.e. rethinking and reworking traditional tailoring. Yamamoto’s designs don’t just look different, they’re built different. You might just say that this collection was bad (meaning good) to the bone."
By Laird Borrelli Persson for Vogue runway.
Hair styling by Asashi
Make-up by Yuka Washizu
Music by Jiro Amimoto
Photographed, DOP and directed by TAKAY