Yohji Yamamoto has confessed that he doesn't really care whether or not anyone understands his work, and that nonchalance was apparent during his multilayered outing for Spring 2013. There were, by turns, references to military dressing, Amelia Earhart, Christian Dior's Bar jacket, and the kinds of light sarongs normally reserved for casual days at the beach — paired, of course, with asymmetrical blazers in a dark gray metallic fabric.
That asymmetry, which has always been at the top of Yamamoto's list of talking points, was present throughout this collection, injecting the rather reserved color palette of gray, khaki, black, and cream with interest.
Of course being an individual and making clothes that will sell aren't mutually exclusive. Yamamoto offered a few solid answers to the trends of the moment by way of a variety of sheer pieces and a few tops that showed off the models' midriffs.