Yohji Yamamoto AW2015 Twisted Lace Combat Boots

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Yohji Yamamoto AW2015 Twisted Lace Combat Boots

700.00

To level accolades upon Yohji is like, as Leonard Cohen once said about Bob Dylan, “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, the Japanese press branded his early work), taking a form and rendering its function secondary to the emotion he choses to evoke. There is 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 consider the rorschach presented to him 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. 

These heavy duty combat boots feature a rubberized lug sole sturdy enough to withstand four-season wear. Their signature detail is a a unique twisted lace fastening, which constricts as it tightens around the ankle, creating a corset-like visual effect. Done in a supple calf leather, they appeared in numerous looks on the runway.

Condition: 9/10. Light signs of wear.

Tagged size: 4. Fits around a US10.

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