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    Yoshiko

    Kajitani (1977). Japanese designer of women’s clothing and accessories. She started studying fashion in Japan and then graduated from Studio Berµot in Paris in 1998. After an internship with Eric Halley, she also worked on her own Collection that was…

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    Yurkievich

    Gaspard (1972). French designer. First noticed in 1998 at the 12th Hyéres festival on the CÂte d’Azur, an event that showcases young designers and graduates from fashion schools. Immersed in pop culture, his first Collection was very visual and typically…

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    Yonnet

    Paul (1948). French sociologist. He has made many studies of fashion, its messages, and the language of clothes, also investigating the phenomenon triggered by ready-to-wear clothes, jeans, and the influence of youth styles on adult dress. He published Jeux, Modes…

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    Yamamoto

    Kansai (1944). Japanese designer. After a degree at Nippon University, he worked for Junko Koshino. In 1971 he showed his first Collection in London and in 1974 in Paris, where he was praised for his innovation. Before closing his business,…

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    YKK

    Leading multinational zip manufacturer. Founded by the Japanese Tadao Yoshida in the 1930s, they produce over 2 million kilometers of zips a year, and sell them in 62 countries. As well as a colossal fortune, Yoshida left his heirs a…

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    Yudashkin

    Valentin (1964). Russian designer. He opened his fashion house in Moscow in 1990 and a year later made his debut at the Paris haute couture week. At the end of 1998 he signed a distribution agreement with Vision, which allowed…

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    Yé-Yé

    French name for the youth movement and its fashions in the 1960s. The Beatles, the undisputed leaders in the field of music, dominated the youth culture of that decade, with their haircuts and dress being widely imitated. In France, their…

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    Yazbukey

    Sisters and designers. Emel was born in Cairo (1977), Yaz in Istanbul (1973). They are the grand-nieces of King Farouk, Egypt’s last king. After living in different countries around the world, they moved to Paris. Yaz studied industrial and graphic…

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    Y.M.C.

    (You Must Create) English young fashion label. Created in London in 1996 by Fraser Moss (1966) and Jimmy Collins (1967). Neither studied fashion, but they both have experience working in the business: Moss worked for French Connection and subsequently launched…

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    Yon

    Women’s clothing label. Created in 1984 by the Milanese Nicoletta Leo. She first designed a Collection of jewelry, then a line of women’s fashion. The crux of her style is research into materials. The clothes from her first Collection for…