"I have always been inspired by designers who break the mould, form new shapes and take creativity in new directions," says Ben the Illustrator, aka Somerset-based creative Ben O'Brien. "Yohji Yamamoto has done this for decades."
He's talking about the influential fashion designer based in Tokyo and Paris, now 73, who's known for his avant-garde tailoring featuring Japanese design aesthetics. Yamamoto's work has inspired O'Brien to create a series of stunning illustrations, distilling down the essence of the fashion designer's work to its bare and beautiful fundamentals.
"It was a pleasure to research through the Yohji Yamamoto archives and pick items to translate them into my own graphic style," says O'Brien. He's selling 300mm x 400mm archival quality giclée prints of his series at his online store.