Yohji Yamamoto AW2012 Distressed Mohair Sweater

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Yohji Yamamoto AW2012 Distressed Mohair Sweater

450.00

To level accolades upon Yohji is like, as Bob Dylan once said about Leonard Cohen, “pinning a metal on Mount Everest”. He claims himself to not be an artist, he says fashion has never been an art, yet to deny the artistic quality of his work would be to deny what our eyes can plainly observe. Like an impressionist painter, he exhumes and explores the depth of relatively simple garments (dirty clothes, as he says the Japanese press maligned his early work), taking a form and rendering its function secondary to the emotion he choses to evoke. To this day their remains a "diamond in the rough" quality to his work. He refuses to do all the work for you, where a lazy man sees a wrinkled coat and oversized, strangely buttoned shirt, a man willing to do the work, to interpret this rorschach in his own, may see anything from romanticism to suffering. This refusal to fully answer what exactly you’re looking at has rendered Yohji a favorite of artists and thinkers across the world.

A blend of silk, alpaca, and mohair, this is a striking example of his work with distressed fabrics. Shredded and opened up throughout, the knit both clings to and hangs off the wearer in different places. It’s cut with an oversized length, white the hem is not particularly tight, allowing it to sway softly in motion. A truly incredible layering piece, both when worn atop and beneath other articles of clothing.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws.


Tagged size: 3


Shoulder: 21in

Pit to pit: 21in

Length: 30in

Sleeve: 21in

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