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Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 by Damien Neva

One of my abiding memories of New York Fashion Week F/W 11 was witnessing Yohji Yamamoto arrive by car at 82 Mercer Street an hour before the Y-3 show. As you might expect, his arrival wasn’t a red carpet affair. A car pulled up, a man got out, and walked inside a building. End scene. It was quite a departure from the more lurid (read tacky) scenes from the week, but one thoroughly in keeping with the master’s minimalist approach to clothing design. New magazine Ponystep [yes, another new magaz…zzzz, ahem, it’s actually quite good — ed.] takes Yohji Yamamoto as its subject for an editorial that features Ford’s Hannelore Knuts photographed by Paul Wetherell. Titled “Knuts about Yohji” the Clare Richardson-styled story presents the iconic Belgian wearing a series of looks drawn from the Japanese’s S/S 11 womenswear and menswear collections as well as some vintage pieces. The editorial’s accompanying text by Emily King draws from Yamamoto’s coauthored monograph My Dear Bomb, which amongst other things narrates a connection between his 1943 birth in Imperial Japan and his oeuvre. Yamamoto’s deep ambivalence if not outright hostility to fashion is arguably one of the distinguishing attitudes that have shaped the creation of his meticulously-tailored and yet, at the same time, utilitarian clothing lines. The casting of Hannelore for this story could not have been more incisive — one of the first shoots she ever did was for a Yohji Yamamoto catalog by Inez & Vinoodh. Hannelore has a decidedly more playful attitude when it comes to plying her trade in the fashion industry — I reckon she even likes it — but when allied with her striking beauty all the same complements the spare designs of Yohji Yamamoto and even makes the story’s title sensible. Knuts!

Credits include: Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11; Title, “Knuts about Yohji”; Photography, Paul Wetherell; Fashion editing, Clare Richardson; Text, Emily King; Hair, Sam Hillerby; Makeup, Petros Petrohilos; Photography assistance, Chris Miller, James Anastasi; Fashion assistance, Kelly-Ann Hughes, Victoria Higgs; Hair assistance, Keiron Roberts; Retouching, Provision Studios; Special thanks, Coralie Gauthier, Noriko Chikamori, Prolighting, the Wrapping Project.

Knuts About Yohji | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Knuts About Yohji | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)

Hannelore Knuts | Ponystep Magazine Issue One SS 11 (Photography: Paul Wetherell)


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She reminds me a lot of a friend of mine. Very alike.

Comment by syssi

Exciting!

Comment by Sarah Nadimpalli

Artistic fusion can sometimes dominate wills or re decipher cognitions…

Comment by Kostas Spyropoulos




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