Since the establishment of Y's Company Ltd. in 1972, Yohji Yamamoto continues to spread his revolutionary, ever-widening sphere of influence in fashion, driven by his rebellious spirit. Ever since the first presentation of his brand YOHJI YAMAMOTO in 1981 during Paris fashion week, each collection is greeted by the world with great uproar and applause. The designer entered into collaboration with adidas as Creative Director of Y-3 in 2002. He has also designed costumes in various fields, including films of directors Wim Wenders and Takeshi Kitano, opera by Wagner, and the performed by Tanztheater Wuppertal and choreographed by Pina Bausch. French government awards Chevalier de l'Ordere des Arts et des Lettres (1994), Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite (2005) and Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2011).