The Complex Beauty of Yohji Yamamoto London Exhibition

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The complex beauty of Yohji Yamamoto London Exhibition. The interactive exhibition has created a space to enable visitors to try on the clothes themselves.

Starting today, July 31, Live Archives – an archive of modern and contemporary fashion based in London – will be opening an exhibition devoted to Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto. The exhibition, titled “Showspace,” will feature over 60 pieces and has sourced iconic designs from throughout Yamamoto’s career. The Japanese fashion legend is known for creating garments that can be worn in numerous different ways, and the exhibition’s couture salon format will allow visitors to experience the incredible complexity of his designs at close range.

The interactive exhibition has been curated by exhibition-maker Jeff Horsley. The curator itself has also created a space to enable visitors to to try on the clothes themselves. You can play high-concept fashion dress up with a selection of iconic pieces, including a cotton cut-work look from Yamamoto’s spring/summer 83 collection, a shibori-detail kimono from spring/summer 95 and a Madame Grès-inspired blouse from spring/summer 05. (Text Teuku Ajie)

Yohji Yamamoto: Showspace will be held at Live Archives, 81-83, Mare Street, London E8 4RG 31 July-8 August 2015, 13.00-19.00 daily.

Head to Live Archives’ website for more information.


Fashion Yohji Yamamoto

Photography James Ari King

Styling Amanda Hansson

Model Jess Maybury