For his 1995 Autumn Winter collection, Yohji Yamamoto paired his historicist vision with imaginative photographer David Sims creating a highly revered and visceral lookbook in the process. At the time both artists were constantly pushing the boundaries and setting benchmarks for a new generation of designers and photographers.
Yohji Yamamoto had just been awarded with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture and David Sims with the young photographer of the year award by the Hyeres International Fashion and Photography Festival. It was only natural that the two collaborated.
Yamamoto’s black hued collection was juxtaposed with soft pastels that accentuated the minimalist details and romantic elements of each garment. Models posed in dynamic forms that captured Yamamoto’s historic perspective. Together Sims and Yamamoto created a story lacking words but overflowing with emotion. 1995 continued fashion’s leap into the past to create an ever changing present.