Y’s Yohji Yamamoto black loose shirtdress with lapels — early 1980’s

Size: unknown (M-L)

Shoulder to shoulder: 52 cm

Armpit to armpit: 59 cm

Waist: 51 cm

Sleeves: 48 cm

Length: 125 cm



unknown, feels like a cotton and linen blend



Black dress


Asymmetric front closure with 3 buttons

One decorative button on the waist

Deep v-neck with narrow lapels

Shirt-style sleeves with cuffs

Loose waist

Pleated skirt with front slit

One side of the skirt has added volume to create an asymmetrical drape

Two front pockets in the skirt

Back slit pocket with button closure

The dress can be worn unbuttoned as a maxi cardigan


Late 1970’s/early 1980’s


Condition: 3/5

Normal wear of the fabric, three small holes on the front



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.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg
Womens size