Photography by Monica FEUDI
Video by Videopolis/Yohji Yamamoto Inc
Yohji Yamamoto Homme A/W 2012-13
Those men in the street who pace up and down the path drawn by Yohji Yamamoto this season might be artists.
Mastering his historical references, the designer imagines them as descended from the Victorian era, at a time when every gentleman would not go out with anything but a three-piece suit. Thus, they are wearing with an aristocratic ease an impeccable flannel or tartan suit with new proportions –cropped pants, more structured jackets, punctual asymmetries, variation on collars. In the evening, jackets become tailcoats, a Yamamoto classic that our gentleman feels free to turn offbeat. With an accurate sense of humour, he puts a bumpy top hat on his daily suit, he accessorizes it with a new generation floppy necktie or a tie winded into his collar or tucked in his pants, or he allows himself to awake it with colourful leather shoes.