Limi Feu Fall 2011: Beyond Rock & Roll
Fashionista contributor Long Nguyen is the co-founder/style director of Flaunt. PARIS--I remember meeting Ms. Limi Yamamoto at Yohji Yamamoto's Tokyo headquarters over three years ago. She spoke with such conviction about how much rock music has influenced her life and her designs. For Limi, it gave her a way to distinguish her own designs from her father's, who certainly casts a massive shadow over her work. But at yesterday afternoon's show, Limi demonstrated that she no longer requires rock to be inspired. As the soft sound of piano and the occasional bagpipe wafted out of the speakers, a model emerged in a light grey wool cropped biker jacket with matching shorts, worn with a long print cotton shirt and pants. The designer focused on her training in pattern making in a collection that played on volumes and shapes. "I began with a piece of square fabric to see how many different shapes I could make from it," she said.