Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto is known internationally for the avant-garde spirit he produces within his clothing. While various designers follow trends and play it safe in a certain sense, Yamamoto takes the opposite route distancing himself from the pack. With the 2009 Spring preview, the use of black is in full effective with shades of secondary colors. Changing with the contours of the figure and movement there is inspiration drawn from many sources including Japanese heritage and even a hint of the Zoot Suit period. Combining modern attire with a throwback feel is very unique, something that is present in this collection.