Yohji Yamamoto Gets Animated for Fall 2014 (Runway Review)

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The Inspiration: The comfort of comforters, the strength of cartoon heroes.

The Look: Exaggerated silhouettes often in puffy, down comforter-esque fabrics was the name of the game here (just imagine if you sewed your bed-topper into a winter coat with huge lapels). Black ruled for awhile, until the parade of colorful looks commenced. Patterns ranged from cartoon scenes to floral to gem-inspired. The looks were mostly body-obscuring (with some exaggerated, stuffing-filled stomachs included for good measure). But the show wasn't all one-note. There were plenty of down-to-earth knits (with some fun details, of course). The ending prints — a group of six looks, one of which was reminiscent of a Power Ranger, another contained illustrations of fried eggs and a, uh, fetus — all on oversized outerwear, were fantasy through and through. Just fun and weird enough.

The Accessories: Kooky oven mitts and boots ranging from patterned to combat to shearling-paneled.

The Beauty: Hair bunned or braided and wrapped in colorful strands of wool along with exaggerated eyebrows (and similar under-eyes).

The Takeaway: If you feel like your outerwear's lacking a cartoon embellishment, you know what to do.

All images: IMAXtree

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