Only the likes of Yohji Yamamoto can turn an all-black parade of military-style looks into pure poetic romanticism. Such was the case at his Fall 2019 Menswear show—a play on precise tailoring with the emotion and rigor of deconstructed draping and subtle embellishments. The somber palette was beautifully off-set by gold buttons and silver threads that embellished what were largely structured silhouettes. Their addition gave the clothes some soul, albeit melancholic, but a romantic one that can easily strike a nerve in customers, even from afar. Upon further inspection, one would see that the all-black hues weren’t just dark and stark, but that the materials were manipulated in a way that swirls of different tones gave the pieces more dimension than what meets the eye. The opening coat, with its swirls of smoky grey, looked like the clothing equivalent of a gentle storm. While a streamlined tailored suit with cropped pants and embellished with gold buttons had a youthful battlefield look to it which seemed sad yet hopeful at the same time. With only one color and sublime cutting, Yamamoto achieved pulling one’s heartstrings with sheer simplicity and a lot of emotion!
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