It has been a busy year for Yamamoto. A major retrospective at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London Museum, the publication of his biography, "My Dear Bomb" and this September, he will be the subject of "This is My Dream," a documentary following the making of his Y-3 collection.
Since his debut in 1981, Yamamoto has had a long impressive career in fashion. In June it was announced that the designer would to be awarded a Commander level of the Order of Arts and Letters in France. The highest honor in its category, recognizes Yamamoto's achievements in the fashion industry and his contribution to the arts.
With all the current Yamamoto fever, it was no doubt the spring / summer 2012 show was packed out with the designer’s devout fans dressed in Yohji's anti-fashion uniform of distinctly loose shapes and a signature dark palettes.
The collection flowed seamlessly from previous seasons, seeing Yohji using a medley of models encompassing all shapes and ages. An Asian referenced collection featured wide leg pants, tailored coats, roomy shirts and hats with Amish references. A baggy silhouettes and a loose fitting ease was the main message as the collection was inherently Yamamoto. Some serious styles for the committed Yohji consumer.