Yohji Yamamoto / Rei Kawakubo / Vivienne Westwood

Dez 21, 2012


Cologne-based publishing house Taschen will soon release three monographs of three fashion designers that concisely influenced and coined our understanding of fashion, respectively our visual culture: Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and Vivienne Westwood.

Each volume includes 120 pages of textual information as well as impressive photography providing a deep insight. Being all different in their personality and creations they surely share their bursting energy for the unusual as well as editor, Terry Jones. Jones is the Editor-In-Chief, Creative Director and Publisher of i-D. For Taschen, he fished the most notable out of the archive:

As one of the most mentally rigorous designers working in fashion, Yohji Yamamoto creates garments that can be intellectual—sometimes even difficult—yet always beautiful. Yohji’s free-spirited world is explored via i-D magazine’s archives starting back in the 1980s, including his adoration for women and the female form, the painful process of creating anti-fashion through fashion and how his timeless utilitarian designs can be both avant-garde and classic at once.

Rei Kawakubo, the enigmatic head of innovative Japanese fashion house Comme des Garçons, has a special vision which extends beyond clothing to furniture, architecture, and graphic design, always defying conventional thinking. i-D examines Rei’s complex and conceptual world, digging through the magazines archive and re-visiting interviews which explore how the fashion house continues to challenge the Western ideals of body shape and garment construction. Breaking the conventional rules, Kawakubo continues to push boundaries, perfectly marrying fashion with art in the most unexpected of ways.

Delving deep into the archives of the magazine, i-D offers a unique insight into the world of iconic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. The book revisits interviews and features from the early punk beginnings of her career in the 1980s to today, documenting her instigation of the crinoline craze, her thoughts on how fashion can make a difference, and her journey to becoming one of Britain’s most original and influential designers. Vivienne’s appeal continues to gain momentum with the years, and today she is as much loved by new fashion fans discovering her for the first time as those who have followed her career since the start.


Yohji Yamamoto / Rei KawakuboVivienne Westwood
Each 39,99 $
ISBN: 978-3-8365-3889-3 / 978-3-8365-3891-6 / 978-3-8365-3887-9