Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto has just released his second collaboration with iconic English footwear brand Dr. Martens. Known for his avant-garde clothing and having mastered tailoring and directional cut with an architectural approach, he's applied this same spirit to the collaboration, dropping the Temperley Twisted Boot in black leather.
The minimal silhouette of the boot better reflects Yohji Yamamoto’s aesthetic when compared to the pair's previous drop, which was a bolder spider web-covered 1460. The second incarnation of the coupling features an asymmetrical design with the side lacing twisted into the lateral side, meeting at the top. The yellow stitching at the rear adds a pop of colour but still keeps it minimal looking. The shark-toothed rubber AirWair sole and a little bumper around the edge add a touch of masculinity. See the boot from all angles in the gallery above.
Yamamoto graduated from Keio University with a degree in law in 1966 but he found that law degree didn’t suit him and he helped his mother, who was a dressmaker, instead. Yamamoto learned a lot from the sewing assistants and eventually enrolled at Bunka Fashion College where many famous designers trained such as Kenzo Takada and Junya Watanabe. He then got the chance to go to Paris after graduating, and his talent slowly became recognized by people in the industry. He went back to Japan again to set up his small ready-to-wear company, and its success led him back to Paris again where he opened his first shop. Since, he's collaborated with numerous brands including Adidas, Hermès, Mikimoto and Mandarina Duck.
Undoubtedly Yohji Yamamoto was successful in breaking beauty standards, proving that there are many different approaches to showcase your personality. Whether through music, fashion or art, you will always find innovative artists that are not following a mainstream trend just by staying true to what they love and presenting their authentic self.
Cop the Yohji Yamamoto x Dr. Martens Temperley Twisted Boot on LN-CC’s website now.