Writtenafterwards Fall 2016 Fashion Show
WrittenAfterwards fall 2016 collection was like a story. Each piece of the collection was a page torn out of a story book. Elaborate garments and accessories told a different story, from a guy model wearing an oversized wool trench coat while holding a lamb to a models featuring face applications of a animals, monsters or mythological creatures. Yoshikazu Yamagata brought the creative storytelling back to fashion collections. Leaving his audience wanting to know more; wanting individuals curious about the backstory of his collection.
Yamagata definitely shook things with a theatrical show that will be remembered. Yamagata Fall 2016 collection featured monsters, couture, mixed with a Japanese aspect featuring traditional kimonos and fabrics. Yamagata is known for his artistic statements whether its highlighted on society, culture or the environment.
This collection featured an inspirational mix that ended with garments accessorized in of mangled stuffed toys to colored feathers or an elaborate mask covering models faces. Lately designers have been utilizing models’ faces in the collection. We’ve seen excessive piercing and even the covering of their faces. Yet, Yamagata gave us more than a model, he gave us fantasy. Creatures of the night and hybrid animals walk the stage now. Models lurking, and staggering down the runway to embody their inner monster. Many models wore zombie inspired clothing with halloween masks and makeup. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson played the end of the collection as the audience exited the building.
Yamagata’s Fall 2016 collection was refreshing, bringing back the aspect of fantasy and story to fashion shows.