Yohji Yamamoto showed his Spring/Summer 2019 collection, and as well as the expected basic blacks, it’s also popping with colour, graphic prints and a confident and masterly take on fine tailoring.
The designs included some classic Yamamoto shapes, in the designer’s preferred pallet of black. Helping take its tailoring to the next level, SS19 included front pockets stacked on top of one another across blazers and jackets, with superfluous zips exploding out the front of the chest.
SS19 also saw an introduction of colour – bubblegum pink, royal blue and purple – layered underneath formal tailoring for a bold contrast allowing Yamamoto’s designs to come to life. Perhaps this collection’s strongest point was the roster of graphic embellishments, including Japanese calligraphy, geishas, floral prints and a portrait of Yamamoto himself with a pair of bunny ears.
Bold prints seem to be trending this season, and Yamamoto has chimed in with a radical cheetah print in ice blue over the sleeves of the jacket, and in blood red across the billowing loose pants in another look.
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