Yohji Yamamoto is known to have designed various staff coats, so as an item these are not very rare. In the Spring/Summer season of 2018 the brand released a stripe-patterned staff coat and a few years ago a replica item based on a 1986 design was released. But this staff coat is different from all of the others. To begin with, this is an original item from the 1995 Autumn/Winter collection. It also featured a bigger-sized hood as well as extra-long sleeves and materials that reflect light well, which is completely out of line with the standard idea of a staff coat which is to be as simple as possible. On the back, the words are not printed in the standard white, instead opting for a gradation of orange, which adds to its beauty as well. Without a doubt, this is Yohji Yamamoto’s avant-garde spirit given form in a piece of clothing. It definitely isn’t cheap, but it is a piece that any Yoji Yamamoto fan would kill to own.
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