MixShakePour: Alaïa & Yamamoto: alchemists of black

Posted in Art, Clothing, Design by MixShakePour on June 17, 2010

A Blog Curated By, is more than just a blog. It’s a vision. Check out who “curates”. It’s a veritable list of geniuses, ranging from Yohji Yamamoto to Olivier Theyskens (who disappointingly doesn’t have any posts up yet) to Proenza Schouler.

Azzedine Alaïa and Yohji Yamamoto

Two of the 20th century’s contemporary masters of fashion sit side by side, their dark reflections mirrored on a glass table. Both choose black to shade their worlds with an intellectual and very human beauty – taking fabric to tell their culturally obtuse yet equally poetic stories. From the West comes Tunisian-born Azzedine Alaïa, whose dramatically body-conscious and skintight garments sculpt the feminine form – and from the East, Japanese-born Yohji Yamamoto, with a philosophy that celebrates the “air between the skin and the garment”.

Please expect a very heavy influx of re-posts from A Blog Curated By.


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