Body Language -衣服と身体の対話-

Yoshi Miyamasu × Shohei Horiuchi

the fringes coat ¥100,000 (Yohji Yamamoto)
the fringes coat ¥100,000, Tha Hakama pants ¥100,000 (Yohji Yamamoto)
the fringes coat ¥100,000, Tha Hakama pants ¥100,000 (Yohji Yamamoto)

the fringes coat ¥100,000, Tha Hakama pants ¥100,000 (Yohji Yamamoto)

Staff Credit

Dancer: Shohei Horiuchi (K-BALLET COMPANY)

Stylist: Yoshi Miyamasu

Hair & Make-up: KOUTA (GLASSLOFT)

Photographer: Yumiko Inoue

Description of your idea

The theme of BODY LANGUAGE comes from my assumption that dancers are able to explore both the silhouettes of their clothes and bodies, weaving a conversation between the two. With the contrast of movement, the dancer can accentuate the beauty of the lines and silhouettes made from garments, extending beyond the body. Dancer Shohei Horiuchi took to my idea, and that is how this photoshoot was realized.

For this theme, Yohji Yamamoto — a pioneer of anti-fashion style — was the ideal choice. Even in the 1980s when Yohji had just made his debut at Paris Fashion Week, he had begun deconstructing the fashion rules of the time. To note just a few examples: his use of the tabooed color black and gender-neutral approach. His deconstructive approach towards constructive tailoring is notable — hiding body lines, creating loose silhouettes, allowing an item to be worn in several ways. This style, which Yohji strived to keep as his core philosophy throughout the change of time and trends, is commonplace nowadays. Or rather, the times have finally caught up to him.

During this photoshoot, Shohei understood each items’ embodied mood and moved himself to them. He danced to the fringes hanging from the coat, playing with their movements. In the white shirt, he paused as if he was a sculpture with a lingering atmosphere. The structure of the Hakama pants, with its unique silhouette, was unpredictable yet Shohei shaped his body responsively — it was like nothing I had seen before.

Typically, we can say that fashion models give life to their clothes. Similarly, dancers do the same thing, while simultaneously trying to challenge the concept of ‘clothes’. It doesn’t matter to the dancer if the clothes are even seen as clothes. They play. They coexist. They deconstruct. I think this kind of attitude towards clothes can also be described as “anti-fashion”.

What drives your enthusiasm the most?

To meet new people

一期一会 (Ichi-go Ichi-e, “One chance/encounter in a lifetime”)

What is your dream?

To realize sustainability true to earth and human beings.

To establish an academy supporting globalizationbeginning from local production and consumption, anacademic town surrounding it, and an annexing media.

Do you have any inspirational quote that motivates, pushes or supports you?

一即一切 (Issoku Issai,“One for all, all for one, no side”)

Any message

Dance, art and fashion are一心同体(Isshin Dou-tai, “All one and the same”).


Yoshi Miyamasu

After working as an assistant to fashion editors and stylists for international media in New York, in 2003 he became an independent stylist in Tokyo. He has worked internationally with a variety of clients ever since — with magazines such as Vogue, WWD, GQ, a multitude of commercial advertisements, and top celebrities all over the world. From street to mode fashion, he has built a reputation on diverse and vibrant styling and sophisticated visual direction.

instagram: @yoshi_miyamasu


















Yoshi Miyamasu 宮増芳明

2001年からニューヨークで各国の媒体でのFashion editorやスタイリストのアシスタント経験後に、2003年から東京でスタイリストとして独立。以降国内外を往来し、Vogue, WWD, GQなどの雑誌、数々の企業広告、世界中のトップセレブリティ幅広いクライアントのスタイリングを手がける。


instagram: @yoshi_miyamasu

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