I used to think that fashion was a bit over-rated and still can’t buy in to the frenzy surrounding some aspects but…you know some things are simply beautiful and uplifting. Future Beauty at the Barbican last year (I can’t believe I didn’t report on that one – I have the pictures too!) was stunning as is this Yamamoto exhibition now on at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
This man has the attitude, very close to my heart, that you have to listen to what the fabric says. It dictates much of what you can do and by respecting that it is willing to be persuaded to visit new places.
The space between body and garment is dynamic and garments are made to move with us as the wearer. In fashion as well as other creative fields the “gaps” are as essential as the objects. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to try the clothes on in an exhibition? I would long to do that with some of these pieces, the only risk being that I’d want to keep them.