YOHJI YAMAMOTO PSYCHEDELIC RAYON CAMP COLLAR SHIRT SS2001
Measurements: Pit to Pit: 23.6 in”, Shoulder Width: 18.5 in”, Body Length: 29.9 in”, Sleeve Length: 9 in”
Recommended Size: Best fits an L / 50 but can be worn oversized.
Condition: 9 / 10 Material: 100% Rayon
2002 – To provide some context for this beautiful shirt aesthetically, let’s first explore the roots of psychedelia in modern Japanese aesthetics. In 1973 “Belladonna of Sadness” premiered in New York. Directed by Eiichi Yamamoto, the erotic animated musical was inspired by the 19th century French historian Jules Michelet’s account of witchery in the Middle Ages. “Belladona of Sadness” can fit the genres of animation, drama, fantasy, and horror. Throughout the film’s story line, there are numerous references to fashion magazines, pop ads and psychedelia. The film shows some of the earliest influences of the west’s understanding of psychedelia in popular Japanese culture.
This shirt sports a camp collar and a relaxed body. The rayon fabric allows for beautiful softness that does not wrinkle easily. Two slits on the hem allow for a flow in the fabric. The influence of tantric art and psychedelia is incredible prevalent on this piece. There is a repeating pattern of an elephant, across vibrant purples, greens, and yellows. While this piece was produced in the Spring of 2002, it is both timeless and overflowing with global influence.