trip-hop princess


users online


Black wool flannel one-piece dress, with four hoops in skirt designed by Yohji Yamamoto for F/W 1990.
"This dress has four hoops incorporated into the skirt, but instead of being parallel to the waistline, they are slanted, making the skirt swell out in a distorted shape rather than a pure circle. A top fitted to the body is combined with this overstated three-dimensional skirt, and the composition is further augmented by circular sleeve-parts attached to the shoulders. The result is minimal, but visually rich.Yamamoto described the most significant theme of his Autumn-Winter 1990 collection as questioning what is haute couture and what is prêt-a-porter (interview in the May 30, 1990 edition of the Mainichi Shimbun). He explained, “ready-made clothes are completed when the person who buys them actually wears them, so it is important that they have realistic value, but with haute couture, over eight-tenths of the result is already in the clothes, so there’s no real need for anyone to wear them at all. If that’s the case, then paradoxically, it’s surely OK to attach triangles and squares. That’s what I was trying to point out here.” As a result, the season’s collection protested the direction being taken by fashion at the time, with its increasing emphasis on quality, and the second half of collection consisted of creations like this dress with overlapping or folded parts cut into circles and other figures. The dress is a good example of Yamamoto’s contemporary clothing, incorporating as it does the irony that Yamamoto has a profound respect and admiration for haute couture as the pinnacle of fashion.” - Kyoto Costume Institute

Black wool flannel one-piece dress, with four hoops in skirt designed by Yohji Yamamoto for F/W 1990.

"This dress has four hoops incorporated into the skirt, but instead of being parallel to the waistline, they are slanted, making the skirt swell out in a distorted shape rather than a pure circle. A top fitted to the body is combined with this overstated three-dimensional skirt, and the composition is further augmented by circular sleeve-parts attached to the shoulders. The result is minimal, but visually rich.
Yamamoto described the most significant theme of his Autumn-Winter 1990 collection as questioning what is haute couture and what is prêt-a-porter (interview in the May 30, 1990 edition of the Mainichi Shimbun). He explained, “ready-made clothes are completed when the person who buys them actually wears them, so it is important that they have realistic value, but with haute couture, over eight-tenths of the result is already in the clothes, so there’s no real need for anyone to wear them at all. If that’s the case, then paradoxically, it’s surely OK to attach triangles and squares. That’s what I was trying to point out here.” As a result, the season’s collection protested the direction being taken by fashion at the time, with its increasing emphasis on quality, and the second half of collection consisted of creations like this dress with overlapping or folded parts cut into circles and other figures. The dress is a good example of Yamamoto’s contemporary clothing, incorporating as it does the irony that Yamamoto has a profound respect and admiration for haute couture as the pinnacle of fashion.” - Kyoto Costume Institute

(Source: crystallizations)

# of notes: 62
notes
  1. orla-star reblogged this from crystallizations
  2. worldly-pleasures reblogged this from crystallizations
  3. loooooooooooong reblogged this from guangluenggu
  4. blossomgate reblogged this from yohjiyamamoto
  5. eliewang reblogged this from yohjiyamamoto
  6. hellyesnerdycouture reblogged this from realbronxbetty
  7. realbronxbetty reblogged this from crystallizations
  8. smart-hooligan reblogged this from crystallizations
  9. guangluenggu reblogged this from crystallizations and added:
    山本耀司與高級訂製的誤區 圖:山本耀司1990年秋冬系列-黑色毛料法蘭絨一片裙,附有四個環圈...
  10. vividliesandaccustomedreplies reblogged this from crystallizations
  11. tomaszefska reblogged this from untitledblogproject
  12. whore-aholic reblogged this from untitledblogproject
  13. euglossia-watsonia reblogged this from crystallizations
  14. untitledblogproject reblogged this from crystallizations
  15. relativea-absoluter reblogged this from crystallizations
  16. yohjiyamamoto reblogged this from crystallizations
  17. sansankudo reblogged this from thirtycans
  18. watchthenextdawn reblogged this from thirtycans
  19. thirtycans reblogged this from crystallizations
  20. nativegypsy reblogged this from pacifism
  21. holywaternmusic reblogged this from fruka
  22. katiepepper reblogged this from fruka
  23. linesofcursive reblogged this from fruka
  24. fragmentsofaday reblogged this from fruka
  25. mmclare reblogged this from crystallizations
  26. kissedbydestiny reblogged this from crystallizations
  27. blackblackdress reblogged this from crystallizations