Today's POP is Stephanie. Y's Dream.
Last week we went over to the ICA to check out a screening of Theodore Stanley's new short documentary featuring Yohji Yamamoto, This is My Dream.
The evening kicked off with some complimentary wine, rice crackers, and only for an English crowd: crisps – which of course were neglected by the fashionable attendees. In response, the extremely charming Hilary Alexander took matters into her own hands and distributed the snacks herself… A fantastic start.
Stanley follows the designer from his Tokyo studio to New York Fashion Week where Yamamoto shows Y-3, his collaborative collection with Adidas, looking immaculately cool at all times.
The film goes on to interview a candid Yohji who incidentally plays a mean acoustic guitar. There were some fantastic moments of dialogue. Notably, Yohji deconstructs his design ethos and reasons for neglecting the use of colour. He explains that he uses black to present and promote a quiet representation, as colour is disturbing to one's environment and to others. For Yohji, clothes, and his designs in particular, are intended to protect the body.
Can I just say Amen.
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