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Yohji Yamamoto

DOI: 11.5040/YohjiYamamoto

Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto is known for his avant-garde designs. Beautifully-draped oversized silhouettes, often in black. When designing, Yamamoto starts with the fabric, the texture and materiality, before moving on to form. Underpinning his designs was a new form of anti-fashion, one that didn't adhere to traditional notions of beauty, structure or tailored fit. Along with Rei Kawakubo, Yamamoto was at the forefront of postmodern fashion.

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