SHOWSPACE, the Yohji Yamamoto exhibition presented by Live Archives, uncovers this week (31 July – 8 August) a selection of over 60 exceptional Yamamoto pieces. Jeffery Horsley, the curator, gathers together pieces from different collections and lines of the Japanese designer, in order to deliver a live show instead the normal fashion exhibition experience. Garments are displayed on live models and visitors are allowed to touch or try-on the clothes. I guess this is a proper take on the work of a fashion designer, especially when we’re talking about Yamamoto. Some of the pieces on show are also available for sale.
31 JULY-8 AUGUST 13.00-19.00 DAILY
Live Archives present Yohji Yamamoto: SHOWSPACE, an exhibition of work by celebrated Japanese-born fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto exhibited on live models, with a selection of specially sourced items for sale.
“The moment we live in is a great time to make art. We have different technologies to play with, and we’re left with the opportunity to focus on our work.” (Jeff Koons)
That’s Jeff Koons, playin’ one of his favorite “artistic” themes: the balloon flowers .
I don’t know why, this last image reminded me of Yamamoto’s inflatable skirt, from his S/S 2011 Collection (although these 2 artists have absolutely nothing in common, in fact I used to think that they’re quite opposite..).
“To be modern is to tear the soul out of every thing” (Yohji Yamamoto)
As I’m a big fan of Yohji Yamamoto’s designs, his line with Adidas is one of the most awaited at the NY Fashion Week. This time he designed the pieces thinking of the next Olympic games in London, but except of the checkered/tartan fabrics, this looks like a regular Y-3 Collection – black with a few color details, beautifully draped, and just ready-to-wear. Here are some of my favorite outfits :