Since Yohji Yamamoto is experiencing some internal restructuring, its fashion show has downsized into a showroom presentation this season for menswear. Despite the cutback in scale, we still find something interesting within the showroom that is remarkably and stylistically Yamamoto. The palette remains basic in black, whites and greys with some oversize cropped denim for color. The overall style is reminiscent of a Japanese high-school boy meets 90s grunge. In true Yamamoto fashion, volume and cut remain big players in terms of design. An oversize blazer, asymmetrical with white piping running down only one side of lapel gets a higher neckline treatment than the usual jackets. White shirts are untucked with loose-fitting black pants and layered under black blazers with Yamamoto’s name written in Cyrillic script inside the breast pockets. Some jackets feature embriodered medallions modeled after a Russian military emblem. The collection is reminiscent of the Tokyo and grunge in greyscale, but dressed in an interesting Bolshevik subtext. Despite the economy, Yamamoto’s collection remains comfortably nonchalant in simplicity with details of designer’s thoughtfulness we can all appreciate.