Yohji Yamamoto was born in Japan in 1943. He is part of a wave of Japanese designers that brought Japanese fashion to the world stage. He is known for his simplicity and charm, smooth lines and anti-fashion designs. YOHJI YAMAMOTO's design philosophy is one of a kind, and this got him featured in "Vanity Fair". His designs are dominated by black; he believes that there are plenty of rich hues to be found in black, without the need to use loud colours. He uses heavy, layered tailoring as a tribute to traditional Japanese craftsmanship.