Yohji Yamamoto SS2010 Ramie Contrast Knit Sweater

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Yohji Yamamoto SS2010 Ramie Contrast Knit Sweater

250.00

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. 

This thin knit is made out of Raime fabric and harkens to the goths of the 80s. It’s easy to imagine it on Peter Murphy or a member of Depeche Mode. The length is short, but in the body its cut rather oversized, allowing it to drape rather then cling to you. It’s knitted thinner and thicker throughout, creating several different textures.  For a statement piece, it pairs almost disarmingly well with a variety of designers, meshing effortlessly with pieces by Rick Owens, Dior Homme, Raf Simons, and a variety of other designers. 

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws.


Tagged size: 3


Shoulder: 21in

Pit to pit: 25.5in

Length: 22in

Sleeve: 24in

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