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Fashion in Motion: Yohji Yamamoto

Posted on: 05 July 2011

I got to check out the fantastic Fashion In Motion show at the V&A which Jazmine kindly invited me too (thank youuu!). I love the V&A (my absolute favourite museum/gallery ever) and of course, I have a lot of love for the infamous Japanese designer that is Yamamoto!
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The Show featured Yamamoto's SS11 collections which were modeled by real life couples, something that he first explored during his SS99 menswear show. Everyone makes clothing their own and Yamamoto is fascinated by this aspect, stating that he creates 80% of the garment and allows 20% for the wearer to make their own.

I have to admit, I was over the moon seeing his collection showcased in the Raphael galleries at the V&A and seeing the couples have such fun with the outfits. They were all so achingly cool and the whole show was oh SO SWOONWORTHY!
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Oh the draping...
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I loved this couple...
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This 'blow up skirt' was incredible!
More photos on my Facebook page
If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter then you'll know that I'm off to HK today. In fact by the time this post is published, I've been on my flight for 3 hours already. It only seems like yesterday when I booked my flight and I'm really looking forward to returning to the urban jungle that is HK for a month. I've not been back for 3 years and I'm looking forward to checking out my family's 'new' apartment which is now increasingly closer to the shopping mecca that is Causeway Bay.

Unfortunately, I won't have a laptop with me. However I won't leave you hanging as I've got a couple of posts lined up so it doesn't get too cobwebby around here and I'll be Tweeting, Tumblr-ing and Facebooking when I can too!

42 comments:

  1. Great looks. Have fun in HK.

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  2. Looks amazing, I am planning on going to the exhibit on literally the last day it is open - Friday!

    Have a great time in Hong Kong! Can't wait to see all your photos when you come back!

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  3. Have a great time in HK, Win! I literally can't wait to see your posts about it, i'm bursting with excitement and you've not arrived there yet! Have a brilliant time. x

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  4. So loving the look of Yamamoto exhibition from what I've seen. Really wish I was closer and more able to spend more time in London.

    Have THE best time in HK, mega jealous as some of my school friends lived there and used to tell me about the coolest shopping, food and happenings.

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  5. Aw have an amazing time in HK, I can't wait to visit there. I'll have to get some travel tips and recommendations from you when I do :)

    This is awesome how it's modelled by couples, that blow up skirt is fantastic. I found this jacket in a book that can be inflated into a chair ! I'll find the link ...

    http://spacepuppy.tumblr.com/post/6359160260/this-is-mega

    So amazing. Molly xo

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  6. Have an amazing time in HongKong! Love these collection photos

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  7. This looks amazing and how sweet of her to invite you, it's so lovely when you can do things with other bloggers (a shared passion). I need that blow up skirt and the tee, I'm sure I could rock it strutting around Tesco :P aww looks great fun xx

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  8. P.s Have a fab time in Hk :) xx

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  9. What a cool collection! Hope you have a safe trip and lots of blogging adventures!

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  10. I got last minute pass for this, but couldn't go. So gutted--it looks like it was such an amazing show! Have fun in HK, Winnie and take lots of pictures, please!

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  11. Looks like such a great show. The collection looks incredible. Have a fabulous time in HK!!!

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  12. wow that's amazing that you've been to a real catwalk :) I want to do it too once ^-^

    I adore this looks, and it also great that he uses real couples ^-^


    xxx

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  13. :O amazing... the draping in these outfits is beautiful and the models look really unusual as well!

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  14. Lovely collection! i love the idea of havin couples show off the outfits! unique indeed!

    Oh you're off to Hong Kong!!?!? hope you have fun!!! It's super hot and humid over here but i'm sure you will survive,hehehe...all the yummy food and cheap or expensive shopping will be worth it i suppose:)

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  15. What a remarkable show. I love the fact that he used real couples, it creates a particular kind of energy. he lesbian couple are cool as fuck.

    Enjoy Hong Kong, stay safe :)

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  16. By the way, you asked about the Tarot: I do read it and have done for years but I don't believe the future can be predicted. I recently made another post featuring my deck and explaining in a little more detail what attracts me to fortune telling..

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  17. Have fun in HK - it's too bad that you won't have your laptop with you, but I'll be looking forward to the next couple of posts!

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  18. I love Yohji Yamamoto work!! :d Very cool this post and look like a fab moment for u! :d

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  19. WOWZA, I'll bet this was incredible.

    SO jealous, since studying him at uni I've been obsessed and inspired.

    Lucky gem you.

    XX ALICE

    FASHION & CIRCUS
    www.fashionandcircus.blogspot.com

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  20. WOEHOE FRONT ROW! I love these ''couples''-show ♥

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  21. wow! so fun! im going to hong kong next friday!

    xoxo
    b

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  22. Thanks for sharing these photos, I hope you have a fab time in HK !

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  23. looks like an awesome show!!
    thanks for sharing =)
    have a great time in HK ♥

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  24. oh, this looks amazing, i'm so jealous! you got such good pictures too! xx

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  25. Aaah, I'm jealous! Have fun in Hong Kong. Can't wait to see your purchases.

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  26. Aw, looks brilliant; glad you had a good time. :) Enjoy Hong Kong! x

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  27. SO cool! I love Japanese designers. This must have been a great time.

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  28. so jealous :)
    have an amazing time!! x

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  29. omg so lucky to see all this!

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  30. Unsurprisingly im a massive yohji fan :) so i love this post - have fun in HK xx

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  31. welcome to HK :D

    your newest follower

    www.fantailflo.com

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  32. oh wow how beautiful! I wish I could have been there too XD Have a nice trip!!

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  33. whoaaa whoawhoa. that looks so cool and fun! hope hong kong is amazing (:

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  34. Wow that must have been fun, hope you had a great time. That last skirt is quite incredible.

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  35. How incredible that looks like so much fun!! I love the V&A and this looks incredible.
    Hope you have a lovely time away, I'm following you on twitter and Tumblr noww!

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  36. Oh I love that he used real couples - all so striking! Thanks for sharing these, Winnie!
    I hope you are having a wonderful time in HK!

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