about | contact | press | support | magazine | newsletter | materials library | العربية | עברית  
Visit Exhibition Collections Calendar Education
Exhibitions > Past
Yohji Yamamoto at Design Museum Holon
July 05 -   October 20, 2012

In an Israeli first, Design Museum Holon is proud to announce an exhibition by visionary designer Yohji Yamamoto.

Maestro of avant-garde fashion, Yohji Yamamoto remains one of the world's most influential and enigmatic designers and over the last forty years has made a vital contribution to fashion, challenging traditional norms of clothing with his style. The exhibition at Design Museum Holon is particularly meaningful as it coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Japan-Israel relationship and the 40th anniversary of Yamamoto's company, Y's.

Yohji Yamamoto says "After exhibiting in London, Florence and Paris, it is a natural flow for me to organise an exhibition in Israel this time - a country very rich in culture. In an era where we only receive prepared information, as a thinker, I want to see Israel with my own eyes and feel it through my skin to get to know it well. Now I will be able to experience it live". 

Curated by Galit Gaon, Design Museum Holon's Chief Curator, the exposition will challenge and re-conceptualise the way in which conventional fashion exhibitions are presented. A series of site specific installations will be designed which embrace and respond to Ron Arad's iconic building.

The exhibition will curate over 80 Yohji Yamamoto's signature women and menswear silhouettes, exploring discussions between people, places, clothing and design. The expressive installation, designed by Masao Nihei, will cleverly bring together all the various indoor and outdoor spaces of the museum, including the two major galleries, lab space, garden and public areas. The flow of objects through the private and public arenas will create a continuous stream of inspiration, inviting visitors to experience a journey of emotions, memories and design.

The lower gallery will recreate the vibrancy and heightened feeling of the world's major metropolitan areas while the upper gallery will invite visitors to interact with an abstract installation.

Galit Gaon, Design Museum Holon's Chief Curator, comments, "We are honoured to partner with Yohji Yamamoto, one of the most iconic fashion figures of our time. The introduction of Yamamotos' innovative aesthetic, precision and creativity will mark a significant milestone in the Museum's life".


Japan - Israel | 60 Years  Japan Foundation Embassy of Japan, Israel Segev Recanati Projector

This Exhibition is supported by the Japan Foundation and The Embassy of Japan


Galit Gaon


Yohji Yamamoto

Related Links

Exhibition Catalogue

Introduction / Galit Gaon

Yohji Yamamoto


A MAGAZINE curated by Yohji Yamamoto

SHOWstudio: In Conversation with Yohji Yamamoto

Fall 2012 Menswear at Style.com

Fall 2012 Womenswear at Style.com

Yohji Yamamoto: processes & techniques from the V&A site

Yuzen - Japanese Silk Dye Technique

Yohji Yamamoto Designer, Artist, Thinker / by Dr. Shoshana-Rose Marzel

Yohji Yamamo at Design Museum Holon
The Courtyard
A Lesson in Design
Michal Benzvi-Spiegel
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs Nave has hosted Momentané, a retrospective exhibition of the work of brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
Read More »
In Praise of Escapism | Graduates 2014
Tal Amit
The fashion show held by the Department of Fashion Design at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design was not only inspiring, but also well tailored.
Read More »
So, What Is A Muse
Maya Dvash
The recent Holon Fashion Conference was held under the title "Muse - Inspiration in Contemporary Fashion" and addressed the different faces of inspiration.
Read More »
Recent Issue...
All Issues...

Follow Us
NewsLetter Sign Up »
Facebook »
Twitter »
© copyright 2010 Design Museum Holon   |   newsletter   |   contact us   |   disclaimer   |   site by Cyberserve   |   design by wuwa™   |   photos: Yael Pincus