Yohji Yamamoto Paris fashion week fall winter 2020
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Elizabeth Pantaleo / Nowfashion

In just the first three days alone, Paris Fashion Week has experienced an irruption of sartorial codes set off by some of the most relevant vanguards in the industry today. One has to look no further than Japanese fashion icon, Yohji Yamamoto, to drive home this point completely. Not one to impede imaginative influence by any means, the noted designer tends to air on the side of ambiguity, leaving his creations room to blossom in the minds of those peering in.

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Elizabeth Pantaleo / Nowfashion

The label’s Fall/Winter 2020 lineup summarizes Yamamoto’s love for dramatic layering, with several ensembles laying claim to multiple outerwear pieces. One model was spotted wearing a tattered knit pullover resting atop a check-printed wool blazer, while several others donned structured blazers beneath elongated overcoats. Subtle splashes of forest green and dark red interrupt Yamamoto’s signature scheme of jet black and charcoal grey, all of which allow the patterned check prints and tie-dye-style markings a platform to shine.

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Elizabeth Pantaleo / Nowfashion

Conceptually on par with countless collections before, Yamamoto masterfully reinvents quintessential classics with a distinct eye towards the quirky. For instance, military overcoats highlight duffle-style button closures, while knit-constructed sweaters make way for raw hemlines. Partnered alongside eccentric hat styles and cross-body messenger bags, is a series of boots coming courtesy of Dr. Martens, on top of the horde of low-cut sneakers supplied by VESSEL.

Meanwhile, in other fashion news, Heron Preston teased a capsule with CAT for Fall/Winter 2020.