Yohji Yamamoto Debuts Dark Silhouette Pieces in SS22

Yohji Yamamoto Debuts Dark Silhouette Pieces in SS22

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Yohji Yamamoto Debuts Dark Silhouette Pieces in SS22

The designer's newest garments are reminiscent of his signature avant-garde pieces.

The designer's newest garments are reminiscent of his signature avant-garde pieces.

Text: Addison Aloian

Yohji Yamamoto showcased his Spring-Summer 2022 Collection yesterday at Paris Fashion Week, staying true to his avant-garde spirit with mostly abstract looks. While he is known for black oversized silhouettes in his clothing, he didn’t stray from his signature designs, as his new clothes included mostly black dresses, blouses, and leggings.

Each model walked either solo or in small groups, and the presentation was pretty theatrical – every model had gray-blue hair, and had a piercing stare toward the end of the catwalk. The mood was definitely lowkey, and almost creepy, by the expressions of the models, and the violin, guitar, and string music playing over the speakers. As a whole, the show was dreamy and thrilling.

The first couple of pieces that appeared all seemed to be variations of each other. There were several dresses that opened the show, one that was floor-length with no sleeves, a few that did have sleeves, and one with extra fabric layers flowing off of it, almost looking like a cape. Next, there were several different black trench coats, paired with sunglasses, almost giving James Bond vibes. Afterward, Yamamoto debuted some new blouses, each one black and loose-fitting, over leggings with interesting cutouts on the lower calf. One look seemed to be a black blazer with a corset brassiere fastening underneath, worn with a black skirt and leggings, and another seemed to have a very large “frocket,” or front pocket on the front, which was fun.

To venture out from plain black, the next models stepped out in floor-length dresses with what appear to be little cutouts, or holes, all around the dress and on the shoulders. He later revealed some more formal dresses, with gorgeous sparkling belt pieces, layered skirt pieces, and some white paint patterns down the front. The most jaw-dropping pieces seemed to be the very last dresses, which consisted of a normal top half, but the bottom half was an exposed black skirt hoop, with layers of the dress falling over it.

All in all, Yohji Yamamoto did what he does best in this collection, sticking to his more experimental pieces and abstract theme. In the future, we might hope to see him get out of his comfort zone a little bit, exploring patterns and different colors. After all, his most stunning pieces were the ones with multiple components, the ones that made the audience really think.

Check out Yohji Yamamoto’s Spring Summer 2022 collection below.

Credits: Images Courtesy of Yohji Yamamoto

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