Over the course of his 40-year career, Yohji Yamamoto’s innovative designs and mysterious nature have propelled him to the highest rank among fashion’s elite. His forays into haute couture, ready to wear, exhibitions, films, and his ongoing collaboration with adidas are a testament to his unmistakable style and lasting appeal. Now, Rizzoli is releasing a book that pays tribute to his seemingly limitless creativity and unique process, entitled Yamamoto & Yohji.

The 400-page book explores the various themes which the designer has explored across the forty years since his first show, and features photographs of some of his most legendary looks by Inez and Vinoodh, Craig McDean, Nick Knight, and more. Each chapter expands on a particular theme, from his philosophies about clothes, his influences, his runway shows and costume design, and is anchored by an essays or interview that provides further insight to the story behind each.

The book is just another piece in what is an already illustrious career and further cements the undeniable truth that Yohji Yamamoto is one of the most impressive and inspirational designers in fashion’s history. To buy the book visit Rizzoli's website

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[via CRFashionBook]