Yohji Yamamoto must have set some sort of new world record for the most people in attendance for a catwalk show. Two decades have passed since Yamamoto has shown in his home country. So, is there a better way to say “I’m back” than taking over the Olympic Stadium from the 1964 games in Tokyo and putting on a catwalk show for 3,200 people? Many local models and celebrities walked the runway in honour of Yamamoto’s return and several individuals in attendance commented on the sheer brilliance of the collection presented. London Fashion Week, please don’t get any bright ideas for the future of LFW after the 2012 Olympic games. An Olympic stadium is for spectator sports, not intimate fashion gatherings.
Here’s a look at the show’s finale. It definitely looks like it was quite the event but we prefer the smaller scale showings, thank you very much.
In case you are drawing a blank on who Yohji Yamamoto is exactly, here’s a look at his most recent Autumn/Winter 2010 Collection from Paris.