Paris Fashion Week Spring ’08. In the Dress of Despair. Victorian Techno-Goth at Yohji Yamamoto

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October 2, 2007 • Paris Fashion Week Spring '08

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Maybe it’s about mourning the demise of the winter season? But I don’t think so. Actually, while I am tempted to whine about it’s lack of interest in seasonality and disregard for the body, I am opting to praise Yamamoto’s interest in the shape, texture and historic proportion in his spring ’08 collection. Yes, black is omnipresent but what makes it innovative is his Victorian spin– note the wide, full, structured skirts. Complimenting the dark hue is a shiny silver space-age fabric that is reminiscent of how Hollywood imagined visitors from the outer limits. And what else would complete the the fashion triptych that a multicolored oversized floral print in primary colors sitting atop a black background. Is this the innovative and super-hyped Yamamoto — no, but at least we’ll be dressed to mourn this season’s offerings.– Amy Ko, Senior Editor

Photos: Elle.com

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