Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16: Yohji Yamamoto

Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16: Yohji Yamamoto

Different strokes

Text: Pakkee Tan

Yohji Yamamoto took a painterly approach for spring/summer 2016

Models marched out sporting... painted lines in red, black, blue and yellow on their faces. Think of it as a refined version of Braveheart and football fans meeting artistic restraint.

Different strokes for different folks... Bold brushstrokes were the order of the day as the Japanese designer took prints of messy paintings, blew them up, and projected them on his sharply cut suits.

Stay away from the straight and true... Suit fabrics were crushed and rumpled, but still tailored down to the inch. The daring departure from crisp, well-ironed versions made for a refreshing change for the new season.

Our favourite look... emerged early in the show: Look 10 was tops in our books for its olive green base colour and oversized brushstroke print in pastel blues and greens.

The final few looks had some pretty interesting sketches. Among them, we could pick out: A self-portrait of the designer walking his dog; strumming his guitar; in a bathtub. 

To see all our coverage of Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16, click here.