When it comes to Japanese designers Yohji Yamaoto, Kenzo and ReiKawakubo(comme des Garcons)are my biggest inspiration.
I like the fact that most of their designs have a sense of fun and a 'so what' kind of feeling!
I could just imagine them enjoying around creating amazing master pieces. In my experience in designing, I do not take things serious and just enjoy creating and learning through my mistakes. In designing depending on a situation mistakes can be a whole new venue to look into.
These designer are known for their avant-garde designs. Their draping in varying textures and use of prints and techniques, and the way they incorporate their traditional wear into the now and beyond, is truly amazing. This is what sets them apart and they do not bother with trends. I love that!
Yohji had his exquisite exhibition at the V&A this year, which I found myself visiting this exhibition twice. A thing that I had never done before. I was totally blown away not only by the luxuriousness in the fabrics and colours that he used for his collections, but with the cuts and techniques that he applied on his designs, a true genius!
The man himself. Described as a man of very few words!
I was mostly intrigued by his new men's collection. I denote a touch of Japanese tradition is the trade mark, yet stylish, unique, masculine ...... I perceive it to be simply cool.
Here are few of my favourites that I have chosen to share with you..... Enjoy!