Vintage 1980s Yohji Yamamoto Deconstructed Asymmetrical Jacket - M


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From the 80s here's a Yohji Yamamoto deconstructed wool crepe jacket.  A designer admired for his avant garde styling and attention to tailored detail.   At first glance it looks like a simple black jacket but upon further investigation you begin to notice all of its quirky features.  One side is shorter than the other, there is only one front pocket, one side of the collar is cutaway and frayed and the back has one side with a long tail, much like a man's tuxedo tail jacket.  Even the fabric is unusual as the main front area of the jacket is a wool crepe and the back and sleeves have a sheerness to them with a much more open weave to the fabric.  It does up simply with two black plastic buttons, has rounded padded shoulders and cuffed sleeves.

I believe this dates to the mid 1980s.

Label at the neckline reads Composition - see attached label.  The main side label reads Yohji Yamamoto - Made in Japan.  There is also one more label which has the 100% Wool Fabric content and the care, it specifically mentions that due to the design of the jacket that fraying may occur when cleaning.  As mentioned above the right side of the collar is designed with a frayed edge.  The longer back panel comes over the shorter side and attaches to it with a hook and eye.

It reads as a size 3 on the main label, please rely on the following measurement for fit, all given in inches.

Shoulders:     16 1/2

Sleeves:         26 1/2

Bust:               38

Waist:             34

Hips:               40

Overall Length at the back - Short Side  34 1/2  - Long Side - 42

Condition is very good, the jacket was well taken care of.

A wonderful example from Yohji Yamamoto to add to your personal collection.