Posts Tagged ‘Yohji Yamamoto’

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Sneakers of the Day

November 6, 2009

I litterally went aghast with the entire Yohji Yamamoto’s collection for Adidas aka Y3.They’re  simply gorgeous ! Here’s the 4 ones that you could wear for any kind of occasion formal, casual or attire and with any type of outfit;  suit , jeans, tuxedo..

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Style Spotted

October 19, 2009

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Irrestisible fall 09 collection by Kean Etro giving the nowadays prep-wardrobe a hispter-soul-touch as if saville row gentlemen meet the countercultural mini-hippies movement.Kean Etro’scollection is more of a bourgeois -bohemian- executive sophisticately suited.So far, a few designers- Comme des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto, Dries Van Noten -have been able to keep in this sense of casual comfort while being dressed up.Kean did it in a colourfully sui generi way:  Homey, warm and refined…

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Another Bankruptcy’s Tale : Yohji Yamamoto

October 11, 2009

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Saddled with a $76 million debt, Yohji Yamamoto has filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan.Thanks God, someone-an investor- believed that Yohji is too iconic and inspirational to fail that he offered to bail him out of the whole mess.Investment firm Integral Corporation will infuse the Yamamoto empire with cash and help with management.Being a Yohji Yamamoto’s devotee and ex employee for years I can surely tell you that he’s one of the best designer of all times but forced to admitt that he had to make a more “sellable collection”  to weather the recession.

Basically everyone is cutting back : Especially in Japan once the world’s most avid shoppers of luxury,Japanese women are turning fast to low-cost brands like Uniqlo or H&M that Versace announced that it would close its Japanese store and Louis Vuitton abandonned plans to open a 12-story store in Ginza.