Exciting news to anyone who loves Fashion and Design as this exhibition will hit all the marks. Not only is the V&A opening the very first UK solo exhibition of Yohji Yamamoto’s work, they are also showing some of his key collaborations executed throughout his 30-year career. Partnerships with influential and groundbreaking Creatives such as Photographer Nick Knight, Graphic Designer Peter Saville, Art Director Marc Ascoli, Choreographer Pina Bausch and Film Makers Wim Wenders and Takeshi Kitano, which will be represented by a mixed-media timeline running through the main exhibition space, illustrating the creative dialogue that is inherent in his work practice. Furthermore, Peter Saville will art direct the exhibition identity, publicity and the catalogue working with Nick Knight to create imagery and with YES Studio on graphic design.
Yamamoto’s incredible designs will be exhibited on mannequins in the main exhibition court and also around the museum, allowing you to conduct your own ‘Fashion Easter Egg’ hunt if you so desire!
Placed in hidden and unexpected places amongst the permanent treasures of the V&A, the silhouettes will engender a dialogue between his work and the various spaces in which they’ve been displayed. The exhibition has been designed by Maseo Nihei, Yamamoto’s long-time collaborator, scenographer and lighting designer.
Showing more than 80 garments from Yamamoto’s mens and womenswear collections in conjunction with a mixed-media timeline showing excerpts from his fashion shows, films and performances, graphic material and photographs which will show the wider historical background of his illustrious career. Following Yamamoto’s previous solo exhibitions in Florence, Paris and Antwerp, this UK retrospective will be the first to show items from his menswear collections.
12th March – 10th July 2011
London SW7 2RL
020 7942 2000
Words by Anna Bang
TagsMarc Ascoli, Nick Knight, Peter Saville, Pina Bausch, Takeshi Kitano, V&A, Wim Wenders, YES Studio, Yohji Yamamoto,