The other theme in the collection was about a collaboration with a young artist. The colorful looks in the first half of the show and the drawing sketches on black suits towards the end are the pieces in question.
Yuuka Asakura is a promising painter, studying at Joshibi University in Tokyo.
The drawings of “Skelton Yohji” remind of what his first assistant Tadashi Kubo said once in an interview for Dazed & Confused by Suzanne Madsen:
“The motif was sparked by a conversation with Tadashi Kubo, about what will happen to the brand when the designer retires. Even after he will be gone, he will somehow still be working, or existing as a symbol, a residual image. His spirit and soul will keep on being solicited in many ways. That’s where the whole idea came from. To represent Yohji as a living skull, still working hard, down to the bone!”Lighting and scenography by Masao Nihei
Hair styling by Martin Cullen
Make-up by Jenny Coombs
Music by Jiro Amimoto
– Living in France by The Fliptones
– Out of Time by Plug & Magic
– James Bond Theme by City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
– The Trembler by Duane Eddy
– Murr Mur by Mugison
– Poupee de cire Poupee de son by The Hillbilly Moon Explosion http://youtu.be/avSIrGnn6Zk