Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A

Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A

Influential Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto lands his first solo UK exhibition to show works from the past 40 years

After months of awards ceremonies and countless fashion shows, our love of all things culture has fallen by the wayside. But that’s all set to change with the V&A’s retrospective on Japanese fashion legend Yohji Yamamoto.

Billed as one of the most influential designers of the past 40 years, this is the man who brought us deconstruction, oversized shapes and a love for black (a colour he describes as ‘modest and arrogant at the same time’) while the fash pack were cooing over Dynasty’s spangly Alexis Carrington.

Exhibiting over 60 creations from his menswear and womenswear collections, you’ll also discover films, excerpts from previous fashion shows and photography and there are further treats at satellite exhibitions in Wapping Bankside and Wapping Project. Make sure to stop by the V&A shop on your way out and bag a specially commissioned catalogue. Designed by graphic designer Peter Savile and featuring snaps by photog-supremo Nick Knight, it’s a must-read.

12 March - 10 July; for ticket info click here

By Sarah Angus

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