Ever since he shocked the world in the 1980’s with his entirely black designs, Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto has remained at the forefront of the fashion industry.
Since coming back from the brink of bankruptcy, his clothes have gained newfound attention, especially from young ‘fashionistas’. In Japan and other Asian countries as well as the rest of the world, social media is awash with images of his looks, a refreshing departure from the increasing “uniformity” of fashion today.
However, at 75 years old, Yamamoto, the original rebel in black, who considers himself not as an artists but a craftsman, contemplates how to continue this craftsmanship in his beloved Japan as he feels it has been replaced by cheap and fast fashion.
Following Yamamoto during his 2018 collection, ‘Rebel in Black’ is an exclusive behind the scenes look into his creative process, revealing the timeless philosophy underpinning his works. After more than 40 years of rebelling against fashion and form, will the master craftsman be able to pass on his exceptional talent and skills to his young Japanese protégés and are they ready?