Yohji Yamamoto Dress Pants

You know when you go shopping in an out-of-town thrift store and you decide not to buy a special vintage piece for whatever reason and then you can’t stop thinking about it?  That is how I feel about these Yohji Yamamoto pants except I’ve only seen them on Instagram and I could never actually afford them. I just keep going back to this video clip to stare and appreciate them. Press play and watch them move.

Even though these are designer pants I feel like I could wear them to work at the library. I’d wear a pressed white button-up shirt, Doc Martens or brogues, and an orange lip. Done.
Not that I care about transitioning from work to evening, but these would totally do that. Add heels and a jacket worn over the shoulders. Done again!

The long half skirt, to me, seems to be a reaction to people’s openness to gender fluidity. The word “unisex” doesn’t feel like the right way to describe them. When I think of unisex I think of something neutral — something that doesn’t reference either gender. These dress pants reference and celebrate both.

The half skirt also makes me think of long peplums on 1940s dresses and suits. Like this dress below from 1st Dibs. If you Google 1940s long peplum dresses you’ll see lots of examples.

1st dibs 1940s lace and silk
1940’s Chantilly-Lace & Silk Sheer-Illusion Peplum Hourglass Cocktail Dress on 1st Dibs

That is all. I just wanted to share my appreciation for Yohji Yamamoto’s design. It is an example of what is right in the world. IMHO xo jam

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