Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A

I went to the press preview of the Yohji Yamamoto retrospective exhibition at the V&A museum on Thursday, and I was truly astounded by the intricacy, beauty - and ultimately the appeal of the pieces on display.

Yamamoto is renowned for his androgynous and experimental designs, but what struck me most about the exhibition was that the concept never overtook the beauty of the clothing.

In addition to mens and womenswear clothing and accessories spanning his illustrious 30 year career, there are also videos of his spectacular catwalk shows - so experimental they often resemble an art install
more than a catwalk show.

there are also mannequins are hidden around the V&A, so you get to stumble across 1990s Japanese avant gardism poised amongst sixteenth century warrior's swords. Oh how I love the V&A!
Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A run from March 12th until July 10th 2011.
Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road