2008 February 26
Yohji Yamamoto - Paris Fall 2008
(PARIS) Roll Call: Kate Betts, Cathy Horyn, Stefano Tonchi, Hilary Alexander, Carla Sozzani, Anna Piaggi, Julie Gilhart
Chic Report: At Yohji Yamamato, the mood was savage, dark, and raw. As slow instrumentals (and for some brief pauses, no music at all) concocted by Yohji himself blared from the speakers, clench-jawed models stalked the runway in black leather looks of every variety, from trim leather jackets paired with long, flowy skirts to a menswear-inspired leather suit and a curious evening gown with cobalt blue straps. Black wasn’t the final word, though--Yamamoto played with interesting color combos, as seen in an asymmetrical peach blazer, a jagged-hemmed purple jacket, and a red jacket paired with olive green accents.