24.5.11

London | Oh-Yohji

Psynopsis Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A London
Psynopsis V&A London Cafeteria
Psynopsis V&A London Cafeteria

Sitting at home and brooding's not going to get me anywhere, I thought, so I took 'my sorry ass' (to say it in a certain spinster prince's words) to the V&A to see the Yohji Yamamoto exhibition, where - standing in front of the clothes (which you are allowed to touch and cuddle, gently) I must have looked slightly dazed - because the woman standing next to me nodded understandingly: 'It's beautiful, isn't it?' 'Yeap. I think I just had heart palpitations' I breathed. And it is absolutely beautiful. It's like layers upon layers of creative genius... The understanding and dissolving of Asian traditional dressing, the understanding and dissolving of tailoring, the transcendence of women's and men's wear leads to something phenomenally simple and at the same time complex and mind-blowing. Taking photos wasn't allowed, so I sneakily had to take one through the door.
Anyway, if you are in London, do not miss this exhibition. Plus, the caf├ęs and the garden in the V&A are always a joy (and a great place for people watching).
Psynopsis V&A Museum London Courtyard
Psynopsis Streetstyle London Summer Day

Yohji Yamamoto in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London runs until July, 8th 2011.

34 comments:

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-the exhibition sounds awesome and you took wonderful photos, thanks so much for sharing xx

Tanvi said...

Love the pictures!!! Which lens did you use, if you don't mind sharing? :)

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Kazuko said...

Sabine, your photos are breathtaking! (and i'd rather not think about beautiful exhibitions i miss in europe, while working my ass off in wannabe-centre-of-the-world :/) for your beautiful photos alone it's worth keeping a blog, no?

SabinePsynopsis said...

Thank you & so true, Kazuko - Sometimes it's good to remember what the idea was originally.

Tanvi - I had 2 lenses with me - a 18-55mm and a 55-180mm (and kept changing all the time; which is the reason the hubs gave me a big, big zoom lens, but I had forgotten to take it along).

Harriet said...

I definitely need to make it to this exhibition! Your sneaky photo looks gorgeous!

Hannah said...

I really enjoyed the exhibtion, did you go around the museum to find all the satellite displays? well done on the sneaky photo too, I hate it when photography is banned, especially in an exhibition like that when there are so many beautiful clothes to take pictures off


Bow Dream Nation xx

drollgirl said...

there is a chance i will be in london this fall. wah. i am guessing i will miss this, which makes me sad! wah! so glad you got to see and touch it! yay!

WeShop said...

Great pics, really hoping I'll get to London in time to see this. xx

Zarna said...

these shots are beautiful!! looks like a fabulous exhibition!

the nyanzi report said...

i've been meaning to go to this exhibition but i think this weekend is as good as any. great shots from the garden.

Haute World said...

I do love the V&A - such a beautiful space, though a shame they changed up some of their permanent fashion exhibitions. Yohji truly is a fashion genius. There's something almost painful about being able to admire and touch is artworks here, but not actually buy them ;-)

Fashionistable said...

I really have to go. Thank you for the reminder. Xxxx

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh, I wonder if it'll still be there in July? That dress is divine. You can cuddle fashion? Gently? Sweet!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Lucky you...lurrrve Yohji Yamamoto!
Have you seen his documentary film on him, Sabine? 'Notebook on Cities and Clothes' by W.Wender( your fellow German director) Check it out, cos' it's inspiring!

Karena said...

Sabine I wish I could attend, your images are mesmerizing!

xoxo
Karena
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Vintage Vixen said...

The second photo down is just mesmerising, Sabine. Such a beautiful location, almost like it's been dipped in gold. xxx
PS I've already read the Larsson trilogy but thank you for the kind offer. x

vint junky said...

Naughty! But required!
Beautiful shots sabine, i love the covert through the door image

xxx

Susie said...

Such great shots, it looks like you had a fun day! I have total leg envy of that blonde chillin on the grass... must. sign. up. for gym. membership!

Sick by Trend said...

Love V&A museum. I made there my final collection for Saint Martins!!! :D Great great post!! Make me happy see these pictures!

xx

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TheStreetFashion5xpro said...

Lovely photos!

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

amazing, i wish i could go

rebecca said...

oh i really, really want to go to this exhibition!! i love the v&a, it has a habit of exhibiting beautiful works

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Maddy said...

I adore your photos, Sabine! I want to sit in one of those cafes one day drinking coffee and people watching with you :) someday!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Sabine, I've been meaning to go this so I'm glad you reminded me.

Lovely photos as always xx

janettaylor said...

Love the tweed coat!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous photos, darling!

xoxox,
CC

sacramento said...

Wonderful pics.
I have just got back from Berlin, exausted, but I had to say hi.
Besos.
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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow it looks gorgeous there! I could definitely blow a few hours there every now and again. Actually every week would do just fine :)

And I would LOVE to see that exhibit. Swooning at the though!

xoxo

Mat said...

those are some wicked shots, your camera skills are working overtime here. everything looks really crisp and nice.

ive never heard anyone who doesn't like the v&a

Angel Garcia said...

Where is this at? A museum? If it is that is nice that they let you touch the clothes.. Most places would chop your hand off for even trying to touch them..

All the best, Angel

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

so stunning. x hivenn

ediot said...

what a lovely compilation of photos, i really like them. you take such amazing shots.well done

x

Theo Soma said...

It really is a beautiful exhibition.

R. Gratz said...

Obsessed with all these photos, Sabine!!!! They are absolutely stunning. You have a great eye!

Definitely now following you for sure! Can't wait for more!

www.RGratzVM.com