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Yohji Yamamoto

Posted in Fashion, Print by B on September 5, 2010

Yohji Yamamoto – Talking to myself


Yohji Yamamoto – Talking to myself


Yohji Yamamoto – Talking to myself


Yohji Yamamoto – Talking to myself


Yohji Yamamoto – Talking to myself


Yohji Yamamoto – Talking to myself

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“For some reason, I am moved by the female form, as seen from the side, or diagonally from behind. Like a feeling of waiting to chase after and restrain something that passes by, or passes through. You could call it a feeling of “missing” something. A lingering scent is the same. A kind of feeling of longing for something. There is always an adoration for women in me which resembles the temptation I have for things that have passed me by. And so I can only see a woman as someone who passes by, a person who disappears. Therefore the “Back” is important to me. I think clothes should be made from the back, and not the front. The back supports the clothes, and so if it is not properly made, the front cannot exist.”

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Yamamoto, Yohji, Kiyokazu Washida, and Carla Sozzani. Talking to Myself. [Tokyo]: Steidi Verlag, 2002. Print.

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Yohji Yamamoto

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My Decisive Moment

Posted in Fashion, Film by B on April 5, 2010

Yohji Yamamoto by Roberto Frankenberg

How it began.

“I had bought a shirt and a jacket. You know the sensation you feel when you put on a new garment: you look in the mirror, happy and a bit excited in your new skin. But wearing that shirt and jacket I was different; they were old and new at the same time. In the mirror I was myself, undoubtedly, only I was more myself than before. I had a strange sensation…yes, I was wearing the shirt par excellence and the perfect jacket, and beneath them I was myself. I felt protected, like a knight in his armor.”

Notebook on Cities and Clothes. Dir. Wim Wenders. Produced by Road Movies Filmproduktion in Cooperation with the Centre National D’Art Et De Culture Georges Pompidou, 1989. DVD.

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Yohji Yamamoto

Roberto Frankenberg

Wim Wenders

Road Movies Filmproduktion

Centre National D’Art Et De Culture Georges Pompidou