SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► is.gd/OxfordUnion Oxford Union on Facebook: www.facebook.com/theoxfordunion Oxford Union on Twitter: @OxfordUnion Website: www.oxford-union.org/ Yohji Yamamoto, a Japanese fashion designer based in Tokyo and Paris, is widely regarded as one of the most influential avant-garde fashion designers in the world, whose design concepts reinterpret ideas of feminity through iconic use of black, asymmetrical cuts and oversized silhouettes. He launched his label 'Yohji Yamamoto' in 1981, and is also familiar to consumers through his athletic line with Adidas Y-3. Yamamoto is also known for creative collaborations across various artistic fields, such as with film directors Wim Wenders and Takeshi Kitano, and for being the only Japanese designer to receive the French award Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres in 1994. ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Oxford Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. Since 1823, the Union has been promoting debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.