Yohji Yamamoto x Isamu Katayama

Leather jackets have remained a staple in Yohji Yamamoto’s collections for years. This season the Japanese designer turned to one of the country best known leatherworkers, Isamu Katayama. The head of his own rock inspired label named¬†Backlash,Katayama is Yohji’s later collaborator. The collaboration includes several colored leathers, in the style of a double rider and a cleaner colored bike jacket. The leathers bear Katayama’s signature creased, washed finishes to give the pieces a worn-in look and a snug fit. Tale a look at all the variations of the jacket below and look for the pieces to hit Yohji stockists including Farfetch soon.

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Yohji Yamamoto FW18 Collection

Yohji’s presence in fashion has spanned decades but remarkably his consistentcy and relevance has remained in-tact. As fashion has embraced a wider fit, his signature designs fit perfectly into the current zeitgeist. The Fall/Winter 2018 collection shown in Paris exemplifies a breadth of looks, often pulling designs from the archives and embedding them with new life and color. Many prints were developed just for this collection that include Artwork, Japanese Kanji and even drawn illustrations of the designer himself. Also noteworthy is the inclusion of indigo and deep red color-blocking throughout the collection. We’re certainly blessed to continue to have Yohji contribute new collections even at the age of 74 and long-time fans of his designers should find plenty here to lust after. Look for pieces to start releasing in stockists like Farfetch in the next few months.

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Idol Brooklyn Yohji Yamamoto FW16 Editorial

Idol Brooklyn¬†gears up for fall with a new editorial presenting pieces from Yohji Yamamoto’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection. Shot in Williamsburg near the store’s location, the shoot highlights key pieces including a down-filled nylon parka, padded¬†wool long¬†coat¬†and oversized graphic tees.

The selection is now available at Idol Brooklyn. Click through to see the full editorial.

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SSENSE Japanese Menswear in Motion Video

This new video from SSENSE imagines a squash match played in drapy Japanese menswear. Some of the designers making an appearance are from Yohji Yamamoto, Visvim, Kolor, Comme des Garcons Homme Plus, Johnlawrencesullivan. The use of slow-motion captures the volume, colors and movement of the garments in a way that a photoshoot couldn’t. You can … Read more

Y’s Yohji Yamamoto Adidas Superstar

In grade school all I wore were Adidas shelltoes. I had a bunch of pairs in different colors and the sneaker still holds a special place in my heart. Adidas Originals teamed up with Yohji Yamamoto for this special model of the Superstar, dubbed the Y’s Super Position. The hard shelltoe is gone replaced by a smooth leather toebox. The zig-zag seams feature loose thread that can be left to drag and fray or cut entirely.

Available in a black and white colorway you can find these August 10th at Y’s stores Tokyo, No. 6 London, No. 74 Berlin, No. 42 Paris, and select boutiques worldwide.

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Adidas Y-3 FW13

This was the first Y-3 show I’ve had the pleasure of seeing in person. The location was an abandoned factory space in the lower east side which provided a historical contrast from this futurist sportswear by Yohji Yamamoto. In the collection there’s pretty straight on takes on sportswear staples such as track jackets and sneakers but my favorite pieces were the ones that blended signature Yohji shapes with synthetic materials and minimal Y-3 branding.

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10 Best Looks from Paris Men’s Collections

Boris Bidjan Saberi¬† Boris compliments this well-cut suit with a boots, a t-shirt and a rain-shell, adding a casual feel to an otherwise tailored look. The entire show revealed maturity and growth from the German designer and it ranks as one of his best to date. Juun J Juun was one of the designers championing … Read more

Editorial: LN-CC AW12 002

His look: Rick Owens Men’s Short Sleeved T-Shirt | Damir Doma Men’s Jelesto Bomber Jacket | Damir Doma Men’s Chanos Coat Her look: Kolor Women’s Seam Detail Shorts | Jil Sander Women’s Box Sweater | Damir Doma Women’s Channa Coat | Cherevichkiotvichki Women’s Bark Dyed Ankle Boots His look: Damir Doma Men’s Candiru Coat | … Read more

Style Profile : Izzy of the Dandy Project

It’s a real honor to style profile Izzy Tuason of The Dandy Project. In the fashion industry a strong point of view counts for a lot. Izzy has been showcasing his personal aesthetic and his fashion favorites through his blog for years. His style is eclectic and I’ve always admired his ability to mix designer … Read more