Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto, who filed for bankruptcy protection last year, is back in the menswear game, presenting his collection on one of Tokyo's runways next month.

In what hopefully isn't an April Fool's joke, Yohji Yamamoto announced that the menswear range would be shown April 1 - strangely just after Japanese Fashion Week, which runs March 22-26 - after his presentation-only show last season.

The designer, who presented his women's range in Paris and hasn't shown in Tokyo in 20 years, said in a statement: "[M]en's fashion is suffering in Japan, so I hope to light a fire."

According to the release, the show will take place in Tokyo's Olympic Stadium.