"Yohji Yamamoto: Letter to the Future" Exhibition in Milan - Avant Gardist

"Yohji Yamamoto: Letter to the Future" Exhibition in Milan

 

From May 16th to July 31st, Milan host a special exhibition, "Yohji Yamamoto: Letter to the Future," showcasing twenty-five garments by the influential Japanese designer. Curated by Alessio de’Navasques, a lecturer in Fashion Archives at Sapienza University of Rome, this exhibition explores the relationship between fashion and time. The displayed pieces span from 1986 to 2024, offering a comprehensive look at Yamamoto's evolving aesthetic.

At the heart of the exhibition is the concept of embracing imperfection in all its forms. Yamamoto’s work experiments with volumes and fabrics—whether draped, sculptural, or left to slide—challenging traditional relationships between garment and wearer. This approach promotes a sense of freedom that transcends time constraints, looking boldly to the future.

“After major retrospectives such as the one at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 2011, it is an honor to host a project by Yohji Yamamoto that is vibrant and forward-looking, dedicated to younger generations. Yamamoto returns to Italy after almost two decades, and it is significant that he is in Milan, specifically at 10 Corso Como, where he was a seminal figure in defining the avant-garde identity of this place,” says Tiziana Fausti.

Galleria 10 Corso Como, launched by Tiziana Fausti, is dedicated to the culture of fashion and its aesthetic and cultural impact. Featuring Yohji Yamamoto, one of the most prominent living designers, the exhibition offers a deep dive into his poetic world. For Yamamoto, the relationship with time is intimate and emotional. This exhibition marks the first time Italian audiences can closely examine his innovative creations, which blend Japanese minimalistic aesthetics with the deconstruction of the body and transform garments into wearable art.

Known as the "King of Black," Yamamoto highlights the contrast of red and black or black and white pieces in this exhibition. His unconventional and artistic approach to form and structure is evident, with his signature style revolutionizing contemporary fashion through deconstruction and experimental processes.This exhibition is a must-see for anyone interested in fashion, offering a rare glimpse into the work of a designer who has profoundly influenced the industry.

 

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