March 7, 2009

insert some bad pun using "yo" and "yohji"

Guys! So much coverage to do! Paris has OFFICIALLY STARTED. I don't care WHAT Christopher Decarnin threw up this year, the really great collections only started to grace teh interwebs yesterday.
Yohji was good. It reached expectations, was very very very "Yohji," didn't necessarily exceed them to a huge extent, but still great.
This part vaguely reminded me of S/S 07 Comme because of how the red was placed and how it looks like paint. The collars here are so freaking good, I especially like how the red comes in on the left and right pictures- just barely, so it kind of looks like it's almost not part of the garment.
At a glance, these all look almost identical, but the details of the wonderfully awkward sleeves and collars make each one feel completely independent and different from the others. This looks comfortable too! Like whoa comfortable and non back breaking fashun whoaaa.
This part made me want to cut up my red peacoat!
I often look at overpriced designer clothing and think "I COULD MAKE THAT," only to remind myself that it's the design that makes the garment significant, not how easy it would be to make. With this I feel that not only could I maybe DIY this, but the idea seems a little...easy, almost? I don't know why. I feel a little torn. Meh.
The use of fabrics here is wonderful! Yohji is always finding new ways to mess with my mind.

[photos, style.com]

22 comments:

Cassiopeia said...

Amazing design... Thanks for posting them! Xxxc

http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

dearworn said...

I liked how the show started off all black and then the red kind of trickled in from the lower side, like it was taking over, and then BAM! the last few dresses were red.

You asked on Twitter how other people were getting to see the pics from the shows before they were on style.com...are you on thefashionspot? They're posted pretty early there. I can give you an invite if you don't have one, but I'd be pretty surprised if I was the first to offer you one.

I also loved the Margiela show, but I had a different interpretation than you :P I'm posting it on my own blog in a few minutes, http://ifthesokfitz.blogspot.com

(And I think you should go with "Yo Yohji, you such a yoyo!" for the title. That way you get five yo's in there).

Wow longest comment in the world, I'm done now

Fannah said...

It just works.. I love it. I've always kinda been crazy about folding and curling fabrics and stuff.

AFitz said...

Oh woops, I left the last comment, I was logged in as "dear worn" by accident.

dalya. said...

gorge gorge gorge. i love your reporting <3

AFitz said...

THE FIRST COMME DE GARCONS PICTURES ARE GOING UP
http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums/f60/comme-des-gar-ons-f-w-09-10-paris-77616.html

lucille said...

Love that coats ! beautiful ! I love your style and your inspiration ! you are wonderful

Isa said...

you're AMAZING! you are going to be FAMOUS you know? kisses gorgeous:))

Isa said...

you're AMAZING! you are going to be FAMOUS you know? kisses gorgeous:))

Daud Gultom said...

another voguish review.
I love Mr. Yamamoto and I adore you, Miss Wunderkind. tres chic!

KD said...

I, too loved the collection. Now I will never be content to be a plaid old peacoat, not that I would have anyways. I prefer puffa. Unless it's shiny.

deprimert julatre said...

I deffently think you should try to DIY those Tavi. I mean like the whole process: draping and color the fabric...and use lots of fabric!

I think it's nice to see sculpted outwear that actual looks warm and solid.

Style Magnet; Sara said...

I AGREE SO HARD ON YOUR FIRST PARAGRAPH. Decarnin does the same. Thing. Every. Season.

Thank GOD for the badasses of Paris FW: Yamamoto, Comme des Garcons, Watanabe, Tao, Ann Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann!

Nadine said...

Are you interested in these peoples' work?

http://www.zambesi.co.nz/collections/winter2009.asp

Kathleen said...

great clothes!

In-tree-gue said...

Paris is just like amazing. Have you seen Rei, Junya, and Tao yet?
they're magical!
you will most definitley not be dissapointed

The Most Elusive Captive in the Universe said...

Was the Yamamoto collection supposed to remind me of clowns? Between the face paint and the flats in bright reds and muted oranges, I got a little creeped out (Yes, clowns do creep me out...) In Yohji's defense, these were some expertly chic, slightly mysterious women turned into clowns. But it still gave me the chills a little.

Katie Coleslaw said...

i like the crunchy sprayed red hair

bobb said...

I imagine you have seen this review of the CDG show but just in case:

http://runway.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/07/comme-des-garcons-magic-act/?partner=rss

proudly says, said...

Yohji style is absolutely amazing.

http://momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

the late writings of me said...

I agree with you dude I feel like fashion week OFFICIALLY started when yohji yamamoto happened and V. Westwood minus pam anderson. and CdG and Junya Watanabe and MMM and TAO.

Ashley said...

I like the shirt you designed. I think it is very neat. Too bad I don't have freakin' $35 or I'd buy it.

Fly On, Ashley

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