Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Yamamoto Spring 2008

The Japanese avant garde designer Yohji Yamamoto's Spring '08 collection seems to have been influenced by fashions of the mid- to late-1800s, as seen in paintings such as Caillebotte's Paris Street Rainy Weather. Just about everything was in black, looking like antique funeral dress. Apart from a jacket or other piece here and there, the collection seems largely unwearable by the common woman (or perhaps only by a common woman?)

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Hundreds of theater curtains died to make these skirts.

1) The best of the bunch; 2) Ma'am, are you pregnant, or hiding a baby carriage under there? 3) What's with the aluminum foil sidecar?

1) Passable; 2) Completely and utterly hideous; 3) I'm torn on this one. The pieces may work fine as separates, and they would certainly make a terrific "Tattooed Lady" costume for Halloween.

Speaking of which...Happy Halloween!


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