Yohji Yamamoto s/s 2014
Ample volume, as seen in Yohji Yamamoto s/s 2014 menswear collection, is ease. It's a proposition for a way of dressing that suggest casual but not sloppy. I've always been fascinated by casual clothes but injected with a sense of nostalgia, romance and a healthy dose of disregard for tradition. I see that in ethnic costumes stripped and pared down to its core essence. Rendered in black or white, it loses it's flamboyance but only retains a vestige of its progeny. Even Western classics like coats, denim and tailored jacket reduced to minimal black seems devoid of its traditional formality. Mixed together it creates a look that is global. I can be anywhere wearing it.