Yohji Yamamoto Boutique in Antwerp, Belgium
Located in Mode Natie, the 19th century neo-classic building has been reincarnated into a white, high pillared space filled with a modern tone of tranquillity and multiple lightening modulations.
When you first enter, it’s a beautiful eerie silence of footsteps and the sound of floating clothes.That’s the reason we left the door open. The deeper you move through the boutique, the more acoustic insulation absorbs the sound to an ‘old library’ silence. Before taking the clothes to the fitting room to personally try on, it’s recommended to use your strength to take every piece of clothing, or lift up your arms and stand on your toes, or very politely bend over your waist; the display of these clothes are hanging on horizontal racks, or on display boards close to the floor, this is the best angle for appreciating Yohji Yamamoto’s clothing, and a test of the inclinations of freedom wearing Yohji Yamamoto on yourself.
In fact, it looks more like a museum than a boutique. A museum that provides light with clothes that provide shadow and comfort, between the noise of the city and the silence, between the sky and the floor, between yourself and the clothes.