Yohji Yamamoto Back in Japan

After a few rough patches, a newly re-invigorated Yohji Yamamoto took center-stage for a homecoming of Olympic proportions—literally. Skipping Paris, the designer took over one of Tokyo’s 1964 Olympic stadiums to relaunch his men’s line, which had been on hiatus for two seasons. The collection, which included Japanese celebrities mixed with the male models, packed in over 3200 fawning fans, turning the event into a kind of Japanese Fashion Superbowl (sans silly commercials). The occasion warranted the fervor; this was his first showing on home turf since he took Paris by storm in the 80s. We won’t go as far as calling it a comeback, but we’re glad to see he’s back on the court.


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