Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme AW1991 "6.1 The Men" Red Leather Jacket
Titled “6.1 The Men” and shown in conjunction with Rei Kawakubo’s presentation for Comme Des Garcons Homme Plus, the fall 1991 collection has endured as one of Yohji’s most fabled outputs. It was viscerally influenced by the Gulf War, which was being fought concurrently, and furthermore focused on the eroticism which has time and time again tacitly charged bloody conflicts between nations. He was fascinated by the pin-up visuals which have been synonymous with war since the second World War, and have often served as motivation for soldiers who lacked little else to cling onto. This jacket is made with the supple horse leather which was used repeatedly throughout the collection and is dyed a vibrant red.