Y’s for Men black classic sweatshirt with Y’s logo printed on the chest — 1990’s€99.00 Add to cart
Comme des Garçons Homme Plus white shirt cut open on the back with belt straps — fall 2017€199.00 Add to cart
Maison Martin Margiela white jumper with large black laminated letter M — fall 2008
Maison Martin Margiela artisanal dark blue t-shirt with printed number 1 — spring 2003
Ann Demeulemeester beige jumper with hand dip-dye of a blue ombre — fall 2012€129.00 Add to cart
Y’s for Men brown polo shirt with contrasting buttons and standing Mao collar — 1980’s€79.00 Add to cart
Shop the look
About Yohji Yamamoto
Yohji Yamamoto is a Japanese designer, who graduated from Keio University with a degree in law before studying fashion design at Bunka Fashion College.
Going against the main 1980s aesthetic of broad shoulders and tight dresses, he designed oversized loose silhouettes, mostly in black and white.
About his collections almost always referencing menswear Yohji Yamamoto said: “‘I think that my men’s clothes look as good on women as my women’s clothing […] When I started designing, I wanted to make men’s clothes for women.”
Yamamoto’s clothes are designed like armor, to protect the body.
He is considered to be a master tailor, alongside those such as Madeleine Vionnet and is known for his avant-garde tailoring featuring Japanese design aesthetics.
Yamamoto often stated that when he died, the brand dies with him.
Yohji Yamamoto currently has 6 main lines. Yohji Yamamoto (women/men), Yohji Yamamoto pour homme (men’s line), Y’s (women’s diffusion label), Y-3 (adidas collaboration), Yohji Yamamoto +NOIR and S’yte (online-only T-shirt and accessories line).
Diffusion Lines include Y’s for Men, Yohji Yamamoto Costume D’Homme and COMING SOON.