This is one of the things that arrived in the mail this week from eBay, and I have been seriously excited about this vintage Kansai Yamamoto skirt. My mom and I are both avid collectors of Kansai Yamamoto and when we saw this skirt on eBay, we had to have it!
It's not something that I would want because I wanted to wear it all of the time, but more because it's typical of Kansai Yamamoto!
It's just one big square of knit fabric that has been tye-dyed and screen printed and has a hole in it for the waist.
^Here you can see the bizarre 'Kansai Plane' design. It also has a pocket.
Obviously this aviator skirt is the perfect match for my Junya Watanabe flight jacket from Fall 06.
I never mentioned, that when I was in Philadelphia I got to visit Kansai Yamamoto's exposition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was really cool, they had a video of his runway shows from 1971-1973 and they were amazing! Incredibly theatrical. I think you can watch them on Youtube (search Kansai Yamamoto) if you are so inclined!
I won't bombard you with tons of pictures of the exhibit but here are some of my favorites:
I have another eBay find to share! I'll try to post it tomorrow.