Velvet Floral Ensemble
Yohji Yamamoto velvet floral ensemble from the 1997 Spring/Summer collection. The jacket features a notched lapel, central button fastening with top press stud fastener, full length sleeves, two waist level pockets and a chrysanthemum floral print in brown and black velvet on a light brown silk base. The skirt features side press stud wrap fastening which creates a drape at the side of the skirt and a camellia and hibiscus floral print in red and yellow velvet on a light green silk base.
Size — Jacket: Small, Skirt: Small
Shoulder — 43 cm
Chest — 52 cm
Sleeve — 61 cm
Length — 77 cm
Waist — 77 cm
Skirt Length — 86 cm
Material — Pile: 100% Rayon, Base: 100% SIlk
Care — Do not bleach, Use cool iron, Dry clean only
Country of Manufacture — Japan
Year of Manufacture — AD 1996
Please note — dot COMME’s collection is pre owned and therefore may have a degree of wear.
Designer — Yohji Yamamoto is the “ultimate fashion rebel”, unashamedly anti-fashion, he’s been doing his own thing since the late 1970’s. Showing side by side with Rei Kawakubo in Paris, 1981, the all black shows shook the very foundations of the fashion world. For Yohji the starting point is with the fabric, hand made in Kyoto, with inspirations coming from military and pauper clothing. Yohji sees perfection as an intolerable ugliness representative of structure and order and with that an unwillingness to be free. He feels most comfortable when he can see scars, failure and distortion, for him these are the clothes of freedom.