"I want to achieve anti-fashion through fashion. That's why I'm always heading in my own direction because if you're not waking up what is asleep, you might as well just stay on the beaten path."
Yohji Yamamoto was born in Tokyo. After graduating from Keio University with a degree in law in 1966, he entered Bunka Fashion College, from which he graduated in 1969.
1972-Y's joint stock corporation founded.
1977 Tokyo collection debut.
1981 Pret a porter collection debut in Paris. Yohji Yamamoto line started at the same time.
1984 Yohji Yamamoto joint stock corporation founded.
2002 Haute couture collection presented in Paris. Relationship formed with exclusive Parisian boutiques.
2003 Opening of the Y's line flagship store in Roppongi Hills.
2003 Y-3 line and collection debut.
2007 Creates combination line with Mikimoto.