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The Private and Public in Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme Fall/Winter 2009

The themes of Yohji Yamamoto's Fall/Winter 2009 collection seemed to be centered around the juxtaposition of the public and the private, the formal and the personal, the inside and the outside. The collection could be seen as an inquiry into how an individual chooses which parts of his life to hide and reveal, and Yohji circumvents traditional notions of dress to illustrate the contention between the two...

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Eddie Yu
Rick Owens AW09 Berger Leather Jacket

Comparisons to Brutalist Architecture are rife in the discussion of Rick Owens' work--after all he peppers his own brand with the terminology (Plinth, Bauhaus, etc.) and he designs his own monolithic homeware. But there is a lack of discourse that focuses on actually breaking down the visual elements of his work and relating that to the architectural inspiration he draws upon...

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TakahiroMiyashita The Soloist AW15 Bondage Conch Chester

Dark and romantic, this dramatic chester by takahiromiyashita The Soloist illustrates the brand's surprising degree of versatility. One would think that Takahiro's work with soloist is so idiosyncratic, so considered, so jam-packed with wildly imaginative details that its wearers would have no choice but to style it within its own aesthetic. However, and maybe somewhat ironically, the collision of various different influences is exactly what makes Soloist pieces so versatile...

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