Sold - YOHJI YAMAMOTO Spring 1983 Vintage Documented Deconstructed Kimono Coat
The Kyoto Costume Institute beautifully describes the design: "(...) One of the masterpieces of Yohji Yamamoto in his early years. Deliberately-created holes add quiet nuance to oversized clothes produced by straight cutting. The holes form conventionalized flower patterns. Although the edge of each hole is elaborately finished, they make the clothes look well-worn", and cites the designer: "If one has only one piece of clothing in life, it becomes patched together, exposed to sun and rain, frayed from the course of daily life. I wanted to create clothing with the same kind of unconscious beauty and natural appeal."
The kimono wraps around the front of the body and ties to close. It is made of black cotton with large cut-outs forming floral motifs with jagged edges. Wide cut, knee-length. 100% cotton, unlined. Made in Japan.
Overall excellent. Slight signs of general wear to the fabric consistent with age, nothing in particular.
Tagged size "M" - will fit a variety of sizes due to the generous cut
Length approx. 91,0 cm/35.8" (irregular hemline)