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Before the screening of Takeshi Kitano's film Dolls, The Blueprint's editor-in-chief Julia Vydolob and stylist and creative director Alyona Isaeva will discuss the Japanese wave in fashion and in particular Yohji Yamamoto’s work.

It was Yohji Yamamoto - the designer of every single costume in Takeshi Kitano's Dolls- introduced the "humble simplicity" wabi-sabi principle into fashion. He went on to influence western designers, most notably the Belgians.

Interestingly, the influence turned out to be mutual: back in the day Yamamoto travelled to Europe in order to study local culture and gain inspiration from it.

During the public talk Julia Vydolob, editor-in-chief of the online publication The Blueprint, and Alyona Isaeva, stylist and creative director, will discuss Yohji Yamamoto's significance in the fashion industry, the Japanese wave, and Asian approach to European clothing.


Julia Vydolob—editor-in-chief of the independent publication The Blueprint. Worked as fashion editor for the website Look At Me and as a reviewer of the "Clothes" section of Afisha magazine. She has been a writer for VOGUE Russia, Harper's Bazaar and GQ magazines.

Alyona Isaeva—stylist, creative director. She worked as editor-in-chief of the website Aizel.ru and Numero Russia magazine. Before that, she was a fashion director for Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire magazines.

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