There never seems to be a lack of brilliance on display at Yohji Yamamoto. He employs fairly unknown models, his looks, although drawn from pre-existing styles (eg. gothic), never conform to expectations and represent his own unique take on female style. There is a beautiful balance between strength and sexiness that does not objectify women in some way (a quality often hard to find in the fashion industry). Yamamoto should be celebrated at every chance as a pioneer in individuality, quality of design and respect for the wearer.