Jan 19, 2017 | By Jian DeLeon
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Paris: Ever the risk-taker, Yohji Yamamoto’s latest offering was all about “ Caution, stripes, off limits”. Literally translated, this was represented in a series of colourful markings – reminiscent of safety strips – glaring out from not only the clothes, but as splashes of colour across the models faces. The vivid blocks of colour ran down silky black jackets and trousers, flashes of primary colours against a neutral canvas in print, appliqué or hidden within the piping and seams. These men were not to be approached without great caution. Pinstripes appeared to melt into the fabric of minimal crinkled suits; conversely, others came with painterly explosions of colour including collage and brushstroke prints. Doodles of skeletons drawn on white shirts and black suits bought a more jovial mood to the collection. However, amongst the flashes of colour, it was Yamamoto’s tailoring that set him aside from the rest: a series of multiple darts around the back of the suits not only defined the exquisite fall of each piece, but allowed for seamless functionality and movement. – Anna Ross
Theme: Approach with Caution
Key Items: Tailored suit, Cropped wide-leg trouser, Printed suit, Elongated blazer, Baloon leg pant
Colour: Deep black, Navy, Flash Red, Daffodil , Agate blue
Materials and Trims: Japanese Cotton, Wool, Linen, Silk , Leather, Cashmere, Jersey
Print and Pattern: Strips of primary colour, Skeleton doodles, Faded upholstery, Painterly collage
Accessories and Footwear: Jockeys boots, Lace up sandals, Heavy tread boots, Flattened fedoras.
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