Yohji Yamamoto

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Autumn-Winter 2010/11 – Schoolgirl references came left, right and center with pleated skirts, long braces and the pinafore-cut dresses. Most were worn with shirts and ties and came in a predominantly navy palette with a touch of black to finish. The asymmetric frill-hemmed Macs were also symbolic of schoolgirl smart and the finish of the collection in general. At other times, clothing finished long at the back but short at the front. The skilled tailoring of Yohji was seen with a razor-sharp cut juxtaposed with soft curves. Cute rubber laced black boots stopped up the ankle or continued to just below the knee. Eerie netting hung over one girls face, as she sported an ominous look in her draping black coat. A sparse netted jumper paired with a black braced skirt hinted at the gothic undertone of the show. Yohji’s cult following will be happy.

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Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.

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