Yohji Yamamoto at Design Museum Holon.

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YOHJI YAMAMOTO

Yohji Yamamoto was born in 1943 in Tokyo. In 1966 he completed his law degree at Keio University. Three years later, in 1969, he concludes his fashion design studies at Bunka Fashion Design College. Yamamoto becomes an influential designer after his debut in 1981 in Paris. His successful brand Yohji Yamamoto (women / men) and the diffusion line Y's are especially popular in Tokyo, and has branches in New York, Paris, Antwerp, and department stores all over the world.

Yamamoto is known for the spirit of art in their collections, and use of technology and textures in their tissues. He has worked with brands like Adidas (Y-3), Hermès, Mikimoto and Mandarina Duck and artists from different genres such as Sir Elton John, Placebo, Takeshi Kitano, Pina Bausch and Heiner Müller.

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