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Yohji Yamamoto: Fashion Meets Architecture

Japanese avant-garde fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto to exhibit site-specific installations at Design Museum Holon, Israel.

Yohji Yamamoto: Fashion Meets Architecture


February 8th, 2012

From July to October 2012, the enigmatic maestro of avant-garde fashion, Yohji Yamamoto, will be presenting an original series of site-specific installations that embrace and respond to the Design Museum Holon in Israel, designed by Ron Arad.

The exhibition is particularly meaningful as it coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Japan-Israel relationship and the 40th anniversary of Yamamoto’s company, Y’s.

Design Museum Holon

Design Museum Holon

“After exhibiting in London, Florence and Paris, it is a natural flow for me to organise an exhibition in Israel this time – a country very rich in culture. In an era where we only receive prepared information, as a thinker, I want to see Israel with my own eyes and feel it through my skin to get to know it well. Now I will be able to experience it live,” says Yamamoto.

Design Museum Holon

Museum’s interior

Curated by the museum’s chief curator, Galit Gaon, the exhibition will feature over 80 of Yamamoto’s signature women and menswear silhouettes, exploring discussions between people, places, clothing and design.

The installation will be designed by Yamamoto’s longtime collaborator Masao Nihei. It will bring together the indoor and outdoor spaces of the museum, and the flow of objects through the private and public zones will aim to create a continuous stream of inspiration, inviting visitors to experience a journey of emotions, memories and design.

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