Yohji Yamamoto Y's "Obsession" Bomber Jacket

Yohji Yamamoto Y's "Obsession" Bomber Jacket


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. To this day there 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 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. 

The back of this velvet bomber features a lovelorn musing encircled by a vibrant neon-palette design. It’s notably more vague than most of Yohji’s visual work, drawing on the ephemeral rather than the literal. His typical canon of work conjures artful depictions of reality, rather than relying on the observer to imbue meaning onto it.

Condition: 7.5/10. Some light bleach stains around the right armpit - hidden when worn and hard to notice.

Tagged size: 3

Shoulder: 18in

Pit to pit: 21in

Length: 22in

Sleeve: 24in

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