‘Mon Cher Azzedine’: Japanese genius Yohji Yamamoto truly created a piece of art in homage to his best friend and main source of inspiration for this season, Azzedine Alaïa, the Tunisian-French designer who passed away last year. His effervescent collection was fortified with voluminous twice-layered double-breasted coats, sculpted kimono sleeves and wide collars, leather corsets and jackets. Being not only close friends but fashion soulmates, Yamamoto once again utilised elements characteristic of Alaïa’s collections: the suppressing complication of construction, blindness devotion to black (in designs and inspirations), tons of fabrics, complicated draped designs and equivocation to all but their inner circle of people to whom bot Alaïa’s and Yamamoto’s beliefs and fashions are not temporary but constant.
by Schön! Magazine /