Free Designer Pattern: Yohji Yamamoto Top

Yohji Yamamoto top photographed by Nick Knight
Three views of a Yohji Yamamoto top. Photo: Nick Knight. Image: SHOWstudio.

SHOWstudio’s first Design Download, in May 2002, was a top by Yohji Yamamoto.

I couldn’t find a runway photo of the top, but it’s consistent with those seen in Yohji Yamamoto’s athletic wear-inspired Fall-Winter 2001 collection (view the collection at Vogue Runway):

Yohji Yamamoto FW2001 look 48
Yohji Yamamoto Fall 2001. Model: Colette Pechekhonova. Image: firstVIEW.

Here’s the collection image from L’Officiel 1000 modèles (click to enlarge):

Yohji Yamamoto FW 2001 in L'Officiel 1000 modèles
Yohji Yamamoto FW 2001 in L’Officiel 1000 modèles no. 17 (2001). Image:

This collection was Yamamoto’s first collaboration with Adidas. The year 2001 also marked the 20th anniversary of Yamamoto’s first Paris collection, in the fall of 1981. (See Suzy Menkes, “Fashion’s Poet of Black: Yamamoto.”)

Yohji Yamamoto pattern at SHOWstudio
Image: SHOWstudio.

Download the top pattern (2 pieces)

Recommended fabric: wool

Yardage requirements: approx. 1.25 yards (1.2 m) of 60″ fabric *

Notions: 21 mm button snap closure

See the submissions gallery here (now on main download page); Alabama Chanin post here. For more on Yamamoto, see Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A and the related article on processes and techniques.

* Source: Craftster discussion

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