Yohji Yamamoto SS2007 Rosary Bead Necklace

Yohji Yamamoto SS2007 Rosary Bead Necklace


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 long, rosary style necklace featuring the gothic sensibilities and iconography that often grace Yohji’s jewelry. Made with polished black beads and sterling silver, the silver pieces are adorned with hand carved dragons and lions. 

Condition: 8/10. Wear and paint chipping on some of the beads.

Full length: 28in

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