Yohji Yamamoto POUR HOMME Spring / Summer 2021 Collection Friday, July 10th 2020 – 5:30PM
Revealed Exclusively Online
For this particular season Yohji Yamamoto presented his SS21 collection exclusively online on the offical website yohjiyamamoto.co.jp and on the FHCM website.
The 14:28mn art video directed by japanese photographer TAKAY shows in motion models trough a dark and poetic atmosphere.
Soldiers uniforms for a Yohji army fighting the current world in crises. Global warming, social mo- vements, sanitary emergencies, animal protection. Yohji Yamamoto express his feelings in his own poetic way. Eyes printed on clothes as witnesses of what is happening today in our world and also looking into the future.
This journey is accompanied by Yohji’s own voice and songs.
The SS21 collection follows Yohji Yamamoto’s DNA by using deconstructed and oversized shapes, different layers including several fabrics such as linen, wool gabardine but also some cotton denim looks.
Yohji appears himself at the end of the video with a coat and the mention on the back «FRAGILE». A statement on our today’s world.
Photographer Takay’s Profile:
Takay is a Japanese photographer based in NYC whose photographs have been featured in fashion publications including Harper’s Bazaar , Vogue , L’Uomo Vogue , and I – D , as well as in global ad- vertising campaigns .
Takay’s artworks have been included in fashion exhibitions at major institutions around the world. His work has appeared in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s exhibition Men in Skirts which travelled to the Metropolitan Museum ( NY ) in 2003 , the Couture Chanel exhibition at the National Mu- seum of China in Beijing and then in Shanghai in 2010 , The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier , From Sidewalk to the Catwalk touring from 2011-2016 to 12 cities around the world , and the Met’s Spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition PUNK : Chaos to Couture . In 2016 Takay released his book ECHOS , with a book launch and exhibition at BookMarc Tokyo.
In 2020 Takay released his newest book “Fluence-The continuance of Yohji Yamamoto” with a book launch and exhibition at Akio Nagasawa gallery in Tokyo.