Contemporary Japanese Artist Yasuto Sasada to Collaborate With Fashion Brand Ground Y
07.January.2019 | FASHION
Yasuto Sasada is a Japanese artist equipped with a collection of super thin 0.3 coloured ball-point pens who creates imaginative and breathtaking pieces that combine elements of ancient beliefs and mythology. He is set to collaborate with Ground Y from January 11.
On their website, Ground Y describes themselves as proposing a new fashion concept – formed of both a genderless and ageless style – through synchronizing different aspects of Yohji Yamamoto. This is the brand’s fourth collaboration, on from their geisha series in 2014, girl series in 2015 and camouflage series in 2016.
The new theme Mikkyō or “esoteric Buddhism” was created by Yasuto Sasada who took inspiration from saṃsāra―the six realms of existence―and the bird deity Garuda. Filipino-Japanese actress Elaiza Ikeda and Japanese actor and model Sho Kiyohara feature in the collection’s promotional visuals. A promotional video was also posted across Ground Y’s official social media pages.
This collection is also available as part of the toy line BE@RBRICK in limited quantities. An exhibition entitled Y will also take place in Ginza with products based around the letter “Y” including the one in Yasuto Sasada’s name as well as Ground Y.
Ground Y x YASUTO SASADA
Available at the below-listed Ground Y branches from January 11, 2019. Also available on the official online store “THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO” from January 25, 2019.
・Ground Y GINZA SIX: 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo (TEL: 03-6264-5165)
・Ground Y Laforet Harajuku: 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo (TEL: 03-6455-5277)
・Ground Y FaSoLa STARS: Narita Airport Terminal 1 Central Bldg. Floor 3F (Departure Inspection Area), Narita, Chiba Prefecture (TEL: 03-6455-5277)
Yohji Yamamoto Official Website: http://theshopyohjiyamamoto.jp/JP/shop/c/c20
YASUTO SASADA EXHIBITION “Y”
Location: Ginza Dai 7 Bldg. Gallery (Floor B1F, 7-10-6 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo)
Running: January 14, 2019 – January 19, 2019
Opening Hours: 11:00-17:30
*Opening from 14:00 on January 14. Closing at 17:00 on January 19.。
Yasuta Sasada Official Website: https://yasutosasada.jp/
Ground Y x YASUTO SASADA Collection Photographed by Kisshomaru Shimamura
BE@RBRICK ™ & © 2001-2019 MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION. All rights reserved.
Supreme® and Yohji Yamamoto Collaborate for the Second Time
26.September.2022 | FASHION
Supreme® has once again collaborated with Yohji Yamamoto on an incredible new collection! Items will go on sale on September 24 at 11:00 AM (JST) on the online platform WILDSIDE YOHJI YAMAMOTO and the Supreme site.
The 2022-23 AW collection includes leather jackets and pants made by Vanson Leathers, one of the largest motorcycle leather manufacturers in the U.S. Fashion lovers can also find bomber jackets, parkas, suits, sweaters, shirts, hoodies, cargo pants, T-shirts, beanies, Dr. Martens 1461 3-Eye shoes, and skateboards.
Video game fans also won’t want to miss the collection’s puffy jackets, knit tops, hoodies, T-shirts, and skateboards featuring original artwork from the classic fighting title Tekken!
Supreme® / Yohji Yamamoto 2022-23AW Collection
Release Date: September 24, 11:00 AM (JST)
Where to Buy: WILDWIDE YOHJI YAMAMOTO Online Platform
Japan Site: https://wildside-online.jp
Global Site: https://wildside-online.com
Yohji Yamamoto Brand Ground Y Announces Yasuto Sasada Collaboration Collection
28.May.2022 | FASHION
Yohji Yamamoto’s brand Ground Y has announced a collaboration with contemporary artist Yasuto Sasada. The collection will launch on May 27 at Ground Y stores and the official Yohji Yamamoto online shop. Yamamoto’s Ground Y aims to create new fashion possibilities in a ‘genderless’ and ‘ageless’ style that can be worn by anyone. All the more reason to check out the offerings!
The collection fuses art and fashion, incorporating various motifs drawn by Yasuto Sasada using charcoal, watercolor, and pastel paints. The artist’s original worldview is a large part of his appeal, and the masterful way he blends his colorful imagination and technical skills gives off an incredible energy that no one else can imitate. As with other Ground Y collaborations, each piece gives off a ‘Made in Japan’ vibe.
Be sure to check out the visuals for the collection featuring rising star Homomi Nasu and Kai Ogasawara, a member of the dance-vocal group Bullet Train.
Ground Y × Yasuto Sasada Art Collection
Where to Buy:
Ground Y locations (GINZA SIX / Laforet Harajuku / Shibuya PARCO / Shinsaibashi PARCO
Official Online Store ‘THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO’
Release Date: May 27, 2022
Yohji Yamamoto Reveals Details of New Demon Slayer Collection Using Traditional Japanese Fabrics
In January, it was announced that Yohji Yamamoto’s brand Ground Y would release a Demon Slayer-inspired collection. From February 10 until February 20, these items will be available at participating Ground Y stores nationwide as well as on THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO online store.
Original Bandana for Early Orders (while supplies last)
The collection is made exclusively from traditional Japanese fabrics, including silk from Ogura Fabrics, established in 1895. Fans can pick up cloaks and long coats featuring popular characters from the series including Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, and Kyojuro Rengoku. These illustrations were provided by ufotable exclusively for this collaboration.
A number of shirts will also be available, so be sure to grab your favorites before they’re gone!
Ground Y × Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Order Period: February 10 – February 20, 2022
Ground Y Stores (GINZA SIX/LaForet Harajuku/Shibuya PARCO/Shinsaibashi PARCO）
THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO Online Store: http://theshopyohjiyamamoto.jp/JP/shop/c/c20
(Sales from THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO are available from February 10 until February 20 at 23:59)
Yohji Yamamoto Reveals 2022 Spring/Summer Collection, Key Visual
25.January.2022 | FASHION
The newest Yohji Yamamoto Ground Y collection was released on January 21, 2022. The spring/summer items made their first appearance in a key visual featuring actors Mai Fukagawa and Mahiro Takasugi.
The concept for the new collection is ‘Beyond Boundaries.’ By reconstructing existing borders to create a hectic visual cacophony, Yamamoto has also been deeply inspired by the stories of Japan’s literary giants such as Natsume Souseki and Dazai Osamu.
The models seen in the key visual are Mai Fukagawa and Mahiro Takasugi, both of whom are active in popular dramas and films. Commentary from both actors can be seen on the official Ground Y YouTube channel, so be sure to give it a watch!
The visuals for this collection were shot under the direction of photographer Masatoshi Yamashiro and stylist Takashi Mizuguchi at the Jiyu Gakuen Girls’ School, which was designed by American master Frank Lloyd Wright in 1921 and has been designated as an important cultural property.
Ground Y 2022 Spring/Summer Collection
Release Date: January 21, 2022
Where to Buy: Authorized Ground Y Retailers (GINZA SIX / Laforet Harajuku / Shibuya PARCO / Shinsaibashi PARCO)Official Online Store THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO
THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO: http://theshopyohjiyamamoto.jp/JP/shop/c/c20
Ground Y 2022 Spring / Summer Collection Purchase Bonus: Collection Book
Starting January 21 at Ground Y shops and THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO, those purchasing Ground Y products will receive, on a first-come, first-served basis, the 2022 Spring / Summer Collection Book featuring Mai Fukagawa and Mahiro Takasugi.
Yohji Yamamoto’s Brand GroundY Releases Demon Slayer Collaboration Items
Yohji Yamamoto’s brand Ground Y has announced a collaboration with the globally popular series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
The new collection highlights the essence of Japanese craftsmanship, and each piece is made in Japan with Japanese fabrics.
This collection features the characters Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, and Kyojuro Rengoku, each drawn in a new style by ufotable. Yamamoto’s Ground Y aims to create new fashion possibilities in a ‘genderless’ and ‘ageless’ style that can be worn by anyone, and these pieces are no exception.
More details on the collection including the product lineup and release date will be announced in late January 2022, so stay tuned!
Ground Y × Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Where to Purchase:
Ground Y GINZA SIX, Ground Y LAFORET HARAJUKU, Ground Y SHIBUYA PARCO, Ground Y SHINSAIBASHI PARCO, Ground Y THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO
Official Site: http://yohjiyamamoto.co.jp/groundy
Yohji Yamamoto S’YTE releases its first collaboration collection with Netflix’s Stranger Things
21.December.2021 | FASHION
Exclusive to Yohji Yamamoto’s official web store, THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO, “S’YTE” launched its first collaboration with “Stranger Things”, which has become a worldwide hit and a social phenomenon since its first season in 2016 and season 4 is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2022. The collection is available at THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO.
Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Jacquard Knit Pullover
Jacquard Knit Pants
Set in the small town of Hawkins in the 1980s, Stranger Things is a spectacular adventure that follows the mysterious disappearance of a young boy named Will and the sudden appearance of a mysterious girl named Eleven. The combination of the dramatic development with respect to the classic movies of the 80’s, the tense thriller depiction, and the exciting friendship and adventure of the children, and the original graphics with the dark elements that S’YTE is known for, resonate to create a unique collection of items.
The film focuses on the Upside Down (the other side of the world), where horrible experiments and monsters are being conducted at the national laboratory, which is an important factor in the story of “Stranger Things. The dark side, which seems like a fantasy but certainly exists, is expressed in S’YTE’s unique interpretation through the use of motifs such as decaying plants and trees.
Don’t miss the special collection available only here.
S’YTE × STRANGER THINGS COLLECTION
Buy here：THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO
Yohji Yamamoto x Dr. Martens Collaboration Launches
16.July.2021 | FASHION
Yohji Yamamoto teamed up with Dr. Martens to release the ‘TARIAN BOOTS’ Autumn/Winter 21-22 collection on July 14.
The boots are a restyling of Dr. Martens’ iconic 8-EYE BOOT. The uppers feature triangular eyelets and are made from smooth and soft leather. The shafts are embossed with Yohji Yamamoto’s signature logo, and the all-new lightweight and durable TARIAN outer soles are used. These boots are the first to use these new soles, so don’t miss out.
Yohji Yamamoto x Dr.Martens
Released: July 14, 2021
Where: YOHJI YAMAMOTO POUR HOMME / THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO / Dr. Martens Aoyama, Harajuku, and WITH HARAJUKU / Elsewhere
Buy online from July 17, 2021 at 12:00pm (JST) @ https://theshopyohjiyamamoto.jp
Netflix’s Devilman Anime Series Gets Online Virtual Reality Exhibition
20.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME
An exhibition centred on the Devilman manga series by Go Nagai, the 1972 Devilman anime adaptation, and Netflix’s 2018 DEVILMAN crybaby anime adaptation, is set to take place on the online exhibition platform Virtual Utopia from April 28 to May 31.
What to look forward to
*Visuals are of an exhibition still in development
*Visuals are of an exhibition still in development
A devilish experience split into 11 areas
Devilman has been entertaining readers and anime-lovers for almost half a decade. The exhibition will depict the comparisons between humans and demons of the series in 11 different areas, each recreating scenes that are sure to be instantly-recognisable to fans.
Main Area: Heart of a Demon / Heart of a Human
The main portion of the exhibition is split into four areas which fans will find themselves going back to numerous times, and in different orders, giving each visitor their own unique perspectives and interpretations. There’s also a hidden area which can only be accessed by those who have seen the ‘special exhibit.’ There’s also a free-to-enter area with messages from the creators.
Go deeper into the VR Devilman Exhibition with the voice guide
Forget your usual guides, this exhibition incorporates voiceover guides to walk people through the exhibition. For an extra fee, fans can have Megumi Han, who plays Miki Makimura in DEVILMAN crybaby, and Tomokazu Seki, who for this exhibition is playing Psycho Jenny, guide them through the different areas.
*Visuals are of an exhibition still in development
Users can download the Virtual Utopia app for free, and the exhibition can be attended even without a VR headset. There will also be talks by the author and other notable people in the industry which can be watched live on YouTube, so anyone can get involved.
Ground Y T-Shirt Collaboration
The exhibition is also collaborating with Yohji Yamamoto’s fashion brand Ground Y on six original tees.
DEVILMAN crybaby ©Go Nagai-Devilman Crybaby Project
VR Devilman Exhibition: Heart of a Demon, Heart of a Human
Japanese Exhibition Name: デビルマン展～悪魔の心、人間の心～
Running: April 28, 2021 at 11:00am (JST) to May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm
App: VU Virtual Utopia
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKM-Fh3vmrXPBw5dixDbt7A
Official Website: https://www.virtualutopia.jp/devilman/
Yohji Yamamoto ‘PRISMATIQUE’ Pop-Up Shop Opens in Tokyo and Osaka
26.March.2021 | FASHION
Yohji Yamamoto POUR HOMME is opening two pop-up shops by the name of PRISMATIQUE where customers can get their hands on a selection of unisex t-shirts inspired by art motifs from the brand’s Archive Collection announced last year. The Osaka-based Hankyu Umeda pop-up shop is now open until March 30 while the Hankyu Mens Tokyo shop will open from April 7 to 13.
The line-up is a revival of art motifs from Yohji Yamamoto’s 2004 spring/summer collection which was based on Taisho Roman as well as the 2007 fall/winter collection or t-shirts with graphics featuring strong messages on them.
There will also be some cut and sewns, shirts, and other items with designs from Yamamoto’s 2018 autumn/winter collection made in collaboration with Japanese painter Suzume Uchida which has ghostly imagery to it.
Yohji Yamamoto Limited Shop – “PRISMATIQUE”
Osaka Pop-Up Shop
Where: Hankyu Umeda Floor 1F Koto Koto Stage 11
Running: March 24, 2021 – March 30, 2021
Tokyo Pop-Up Shop
Where: Hankyu Mens Tokyo Floor 1F Main Base
Running: April 7, 2021 – April 13, 2021
Official Website: https://www.yohjiyamamoto.co.jp/
Yohji Yamamoto’s Brand Ground Y Releases Collection in Collaboration With New Era
22.March.2021 | FASHION
Yohji Yamamoto’s brand “genderless and ageless” fashion brand Ground Y is releasing a new clothing collection in collaboration with New Era at Ground Y stores, THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO, and select dealers on March 22.
9THIRTY™ | ¥8,800 (Tax Included)
Logo Cotton Tee | ¥12,100 (Tax Included)
Logo Cotton Hoodie | ¥17,600 (Tax Included)
The line-up takes New Era’s “9THIRTY™” Spring/Summer 2021 collection and adds Ground Y’s logo in a metal plate. The plate is simple yet double almost as an accessory in its stylish look.
Ground Y×NEW ERA 2021 S/S COLLECTION
Release Date: March 22, 2021
Where: Ground Y Stores (GINZA SIX/Laforet Harajuku/Shibuya PARCO/Shinsaibashi PARCO/Other dealers)
Online Store: http://theshopyohjiyamamoto.jp/JP/shop/c/c20
Collection Details: https://theshopyohjiyamamoto.jp/shop/e/egyne21/
English Site: https://theshopyohjiyamamoto.com/shop/e/egyne21/
*Website pages will go live on March 22, 2021 at 15:00 (JST)
Yohji Yamamoto x PORTER Limited-Edition Bags Release From Yoshida & Company
05.March.2021 | FASHION
To celebrate the 85th anniversary of Japanese bag and accessory manufacturer Yoshida & Company, Yohji Yamamoto and PORTER collaborated to release a special bag collection on Friday (March 5) in limited quantities.
2WAY HELMET BAG (Large) – ¥98,000 (Bef0re Tax) / 2WAY HELMET BAG (Small) – ¥72,000 (Before Tax) / 2WAY SHORT HELMET BAG ¥83,000 (Before Tax) / 2WAY VANITY POUCH ¥69,000 (Before Tax)
The line-up features stylish bags equipped with unique fasteners that cater both function and design. The bags have a ‘thick’ and ‘heavy’ look to them, something that’s distinctively Yohji Yamamoto.
Black is used as the main colour, one that is symbolic of both brands. A deep matte texture is fitted in three layers, while the handles are also a matte black made from steer hide. The removable chain fasteners are a handy addition to let you freely choose their length. Plus, they look super flashy.
Each of the three bags have a removable inside pocket which can be used by itself as a pouch. They are all embroidered with Yohji Yamamoto’s signature logo and branded with PORTER’s brand tag.
Yohji Yamamoto x PORTER
Released: March 5, 2021
Where: Yohji Yamamoto Aoyama / Yohji Yamamoto Nagoya PARCO / Yohji Yamamoto Daimaru Kobe
Online Store: https://theshopyohjiyamamoto.jp
Yohji Yamamoto & New Era® Team Up to Release New Skull & Rose Pattern Items
21.April.2018 | FASHION
New items have arrived in Yohji Yamamoto and New Era’s® collaborative series and are available from April 18.
The key motif of this season’s release is the skull and rose design that was featured Yohji Yamamoto Homme in the fall and winter season back in 2014. The new line-up includes caps, a rucksack, t-shirts and hoodies.
59FIFTY® – ¥15,000 (+tax) each
The skull and rose patterns on the brims and linings of the clothing items will no doubt up the ante in your fashion style.
Cotton Tee – ¥16,000 (+tax) each
You can’t overlook the t-shirts or jackets either, which also feature the simple logo like on the black hoodies.
The items in this line can be purchased from Yohji Yamamoto company stores as well as at New Era® Tokyo, New Era® Osaka, New Era® Fukuoka, New Era® Kyoto, and via the New Era® Online Store. They are gaining rapid popularity so make sure to check them out ASAP.