Yohji Yomamoto Fall 2009: "Bloody" Beauties
>> Two very different designers, Alber Elbaz for Lanvin and Yohji Yamamoto, showed collections with a largely red and black color scheme today. The latter said his red stood for “blood and crazy,” but it's not as terrifying as it seems. In fact, the collection was quite beautiful: wool coats in all shapes and sizes — bunched, brushed with red or white, boasting asymmetrical flaps or gauzy overlay. The Moment called it "poetic," which seems most appropriate; even with the punkish streaked hair, one-eye eyeliner, the soundtrack was still eery piano. Neon pink and red flats and booties made their debut, part of Yohji's new collaboration with Salvatore Ferragamo, and it all finished with a choreographed finale: five models, hand-in-hand, each wearing a tomato red coat, formed a circle, displaying a strip of hot pink down their backs.