As with many designers who have tapped into the cultural unconscious, Yohji Yamamoto has consistently fused his fashion with art from his brand's inception. Some would say that his clothing alone is the only proof he needs to prove his lasting legacy in fashion. However, it can be argued that his intuition to bring his clothing under the lens of masterful photographers have bolstered his work tenfold. Look no further than one of such works: Yohji Yamamoto's AW1998 Lookbook. The setting of the lookbook is desolate yet refreshing, reminiscent of the countryside farm, yet is juxtaposed with modern architectural objects. Combined with masterful styling and flamboyant modeling, the lookbook in its entirty practically mirrors the aesthetics of the Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland.
Writer: Casino Riv