Fluence: The Continuance of Yohji Yamamoto
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Text by Terry Jones, Yoichi Ochiai
This volume celebrates the creative power and style of the great Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto. Shot in sensuous black and white, primarily in Tokyo, these previously unpublished images--by photographer Takay--respond to the iconic black designs and silhouettes of Yamamato's clothing, featuring some of Japan's most accomplished actors, musicians and models, such as stage director Yukio Ninagawa, photographer Daido Moriyama, actress Rie Miyazawa, media artist Yoichi Ochiai and musician Char. The locations hark back to Japan of the 1980s, the end of the Showa era. The seed for this book was planted many years ago, at the start of 'Takay's career, when he worked on a Yamamoto project, and came to fruition after he was offered the use of the Yamamoto archive, which spans 40 years of designs. For Takay, Yohji Yamamoto's work exemplifies a strong, avant-garde, masculine style, mixed with a keen Japanese sensibility and elegance.
- 340 x 260 mm
- 208 Pages, 130 B&W Images
- Publication Date
- Japanese, English
Takay is a Japanese photographer based in NYC whose photographs have been featured in major fashion publications including Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue, and I-D, as well as in global advertising campaigns. Takay's artworks have been included in prestigious fashion exhibitions at major institutions around the world. His work has appeared in the Victoria & Albert Museum's exhibition Men in Skirts which travelled to the Metropolitan Museum (NY) in 2003, the Couture Chanel exhibition at the National Museum of China in Beijing and then in Shanghai in 201O, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, From Sidewalk to the Catwalk touring from 2011-2016 to 12 cities around the world, and the Met's Spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture. In 2016 Takay released his book ECHOS, with a book launch and exhibition at BookMarc Tokyo.