Where the runway meets the street

The V&A is gearing up for a grand retrospective of the life and work of Yohji Yamamoto, set to open on March 12, 2011. Spanning 30 years, the installation-based exhibition will feature some 80 garments. In conjunction with the show, the V&A will publish Yohji Yamamoto edited by Curator of Contemporary Programmes Ligaya Salazar.

Yohji Yamamoto is one of fashion’s continual innovators and this stunning book is a fascinating insight into his working approach and relationships with other creative practitioners. It places Yamamoto’s work in context and includes an insightful interview with Yamamoto, as well as a round table discussion with some of his key collaborators, including Nick Knight, Peter Saville and Marc Ascoli. Photographer Max Vadukul, who has been working with Yohji Yamamoto for over 25 years, is interviewed by Terry Jones and long time collaborator Masao Nihei contributes an essay on some of the wider influences on Yohji Yamamoto’s designs and their presentation. Beautifully illustrated using amazing photographs selected from the Yohji Yamamoto archive, from the likes of Nick Knight and Paolo Roversi, this is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in fashion and design.

Pre-order now from Amazon.

Look for more news about this special publication nearer the March release date.

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