Photographer: Nick KnightCaption: Composite image for Yohji Yamamoto's exhibition at the V&A
Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A
Preoccupied with the protection of the woman’s body either from the weather or from the perspective of man’s stare the designer Yohji Yamamoto chose strong, almost army clothing materials and a tough finish to wrap his muses. The choice of these long-lasting materials alongside his nonchalance with current trends gave his designs a timeless feel and created new shapes for the contemporary woman.
A retrospective exhibition celebrating the life and work of the designer will be at the V&A from March 12 until July 10. The first UK solo showcase will feature over 80 relevant garments including menswear for the first time. An archive of key photographers who worked with Yohji and installations at satellite spaces will be an extension to the exhibition with sites to be added close to March 12. Check the exhibition curator Ligaya Salazar’s blog for behind the scene insights and images.