Classic durable pieces last a lifetime because they are transformative and versatile. Y’s Yohji Yamamoto Spring/Summer 2016 capitalizes on this concept as clean lines and knotted looks adorn each piece. The collection recalls street style tomboys and classical women who want to elevate their look to individuality. Appropriation is key to the collection as Yamamoto reformulates the Victorian crinoline into a more tattered modern aesthetic.
Youthfulness can be found in the apron dress and the knotted knit skirt despite the collection’s overall neutral palettes. It becomes the perfect assemblage with the mini short sleeve shirt and a pair of wedge booties that exude sophistication. Fun is never drab when there are endless possibilities to mix and match outfits.
Layers are all the rage when the Hooded Stole is involved. The cotton and linen material transforms its sheerness into billowy silhouettes. It can be worn with the Pleat Culotte or the clean white shirt with loose pants. The piece creates asymmetrical shapes that are dramatic and exquisite as well.
However, certain items such as the Shirt Dress stands on its own. The flared hemline and the accessible zipper makes it the perfect outfit for gladiator sandals and wedges. Even the androgynous black jacket with the flap buttons and interior pockets is reminiscent of Yves Saint Laurent’s suits for women.
Regardless of the time period, Yohji Yamamoto chooses to remain youthful and timeless.