PARIS, Mar 9, 2009 / FW/ — What is always so amazing about Yohji Yamamoto is his ability to transform something ordinary to sublime. And for Fall 2009, he did it not just once, but twice as he reworked, even reinvented the traveling cloak and the red shoes.
First and the most obvious – the cloak: Proposed as an ankle length double breasted ensemble, Yohji Yamamoto made it look like it was two pieces, but it was actually just one as the sleeves was morphed into the upper part of the garment.
A second proposal is the long coat that opens from the hemline all the way to the hemline with a zipper.
Now, just in case you are wondering why the finale was an all red event, it’s because this season, Yohji Yamamoto is also launching his collaboration with Salvatore Ferragamo and the first offering is the red shoes which merged the Italian company’s shoemaking techniques with the Japanese designer’s aesthetics.
Soft and comfortable, the red shoes became iconic as soon as they were introduced on the runway and destined to become the fashion must-have this fall.