Yohji Yamamoto, was born on November 3rd 1943 in Tokio and is considered to be one of the most significant fashion designers of the late 20th century and early 21st century. He managed to successfully break boundaries between art and fashion.
In 1972, Yohji created his first label Y's and in 1981 and 1982 he presented his collection in Paris and New York. His first men's collection was seen for the first time in Paris, 1984.
In 1989, a well known German director, Wim Wenders, created a documentary called Notebook on Cities and Clothes which featured Yamamoto's genius.
In spring 1999, Yohji presented a wedding themed collection which showed all the typical features of the label – a neutral colour scheme (black, white, khaki) and gender disunity. The collection helped Yamamoto to win Fashion Designer of the Year award from the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America).
In 2001, a very successful line of sport shoes which were created in collaboration with Yamamoto were presented. A year later he was chosen as the Creative Director for Y-3 and in 2003 the first adidas Y-3 collection was presented.
In 2014, a collection of Real Madrid football jerseys were released. Yamamoto has also united with famous personalities such as Elton John, Tina Turner, Pina Bausch or Placebo, the band.