To coincide with the Yohji Yamamoto, Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition taking place March 12, The Wapping Project / Bankside will be having two shows of its own in honor of the idiosyncratic and ground-breaking designer Yohji Yamamoto. At the Wapping Project will only install just one major piece; the celebrated, oversized white silk wedding dress with bamboo crinoline. Entitled, Making Waves, the installation is created in collaboration with Yamamoto’s long-time collaborator,scenographer and lighting designer, Masao Nihei. The second exhibition, Yohji’s Women, will be at the Wapping Bankside and will feature photographs of seven international photographers who can be said to have first found their individual voices as part of the thrilling burst of creativity engendered by Yamamoto’s arrival in Europe 30 years ago. With a roll call of the world’s finest, most imaginative and established fashion photographers, the list includes Nick Knight, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Peter Lindbergh, Craig McDean, Sarah Moon, Paolo Roversi, and Max Vadukul.
will install just one
major piece in the cavernous Boiler House of the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station; the
celebrated, oversized white silk wedding dress with bamboo crinoline (A/W 1998).