May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Call it the Paris effect, but this season saw Yohji Yamamoto look to the boudoir for inspiration, with fine silk sheaths, pyjama shirting and dishevelled dressing – not withstanding, this time, Yohji felt it was time to reveal some skin. It may not have in Yamamoto’s usual style, but it felt fresh and relevant. The addition of a floral print – albeit in black, really made this collection, not only feel trend relevant but somehow summery too. The designer’s signatures remained, as deconstructed tailoring – tabard bibs and split sides were all offered, but in all this collection balanced avant-garde charm with commerciality to excellent effect. – Elle Hankinson
Silhouette: Relaxed / Layered
Key items: Gold leather coat / Tabard dresses / Pyjama shirts / Embellished dress / Webbed sheath dress / Bandeau tops
Colour: Black / White / Gold / Indigo blue
Print & Pattern: Bib embroidery / Embroidered florals / Denim panels
Materials & Knits: Silk / Knitwear / Webbed lace / Leather / Denim
Footwear: Lace-up boxing boots / Laced jazz shoes / Open toed flatform booties
Accessories: Fine wrap belts / Sparkly Lurex leg warmers / Oversized baker boy hats / Leather hunting hats
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