© Yohji Yamamoto / Photography: Max Vadukul

Nairobi-born, but with Indian roots and now based in New York City, photographer Max Vadukul is very much the cultured global citizen we all strive to be. On top of that, Vadukul takes superb pictures in a style all his own. Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto first met the lensman in the 1980s through Italian art director Marc Ascoli which inspired him to ask Vadukul to shoot the Yohji Yamamoto Fall/Winter 1984 Collection in the Big Apple. A few years later, the photographer shot the Spring/Summer 1999 Collection of Y’s, the designer’s very first sub brand, and then continued to do so for six consecutive seasons thereafter. As such, the photographer played a pivotal role in establishing the image creation of the fashion brand.

And now, more than two decades on, Yamamoto and Vadukul have once again teamed up for a special photo exhibition held at the Yohji Yamamoto boutiques in Tokyo, New York City and Paris. Aptly entitled Y’s MAX VADUKUL, PARIS 2023, the showcases present black and white photographs of Y’s Fall/Winter 2023 Collection which was photographed on the Bir-Hakeim Bridge which connects the French capital’s 15th and 16th arrondissements. Mind you, the three photo exhibitions come with extras which will be available at each store. We’re talking the specially created Y’s Max Vadukul capsule collection which includes T-shirts, hoodies, and bags depicting the photographer’s imagery, and a glossy Y’s Max Vadukul book by creative director Claudio Dell’Olio, featuring a series of Vadukul’s exemplary fashion photographs.

Omotesando Hills, 4-12-10 Jingumae (Harajuku)
Tokyo 150-0001
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Yohji Yamamoto
52 Wooster Street (Soho)
New York, NY 10013
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75001 Paris
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Oct 2-31

© Yohji Yamamoto / Photography: Max Vadukul