Legendary Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto founded his first brand Y’s in 1972 in Tokyo. Wanting to design clothes for women that felt both flattering and protective, Y's started as a way for Yamamoto to produce "men's clothes for women." In the decades since, the label continues to design and manufacture clothing in Japan that is at once romantic, challenging, and undeniably elegant.
Functional and dignified everyday wear--within a unique category established by itself, the Y's collection is shaped by universal values and unique pattern-making. With especial particularity regarding cutting and silhouettes, Yohji Yamamoto utilizes the texture of fabrics, undertaking clothes-making that carefully values the feelings of airiness, volume, and balance that is created between the wearer's body and clothing items by the clothing being worn.