just watched Notebook on Cities and Clothes….a very inspiring movie about Yohji Yamamoto by Wim Wenders. I really loved the way it was filmed and getting a taste of how Yohji Yamamoto works. The garments they show in a spring collection fitting are impeccable and I really wish to own some of those shoes! Just makes me want to be creative and experiment over the winter break.

You say you wanted to protect the female body and your clothes often have a playful androgyny in them. Should men and women be able to dress more like each other?

When I started making clothes for my line Y’s in 1977, all I wanted was for women to wear men’s clothes. I jumped on the idea of designing coats for women. It meant something to me – the idea of a coat guarding and hiding a woman’s body. For me, a woman who is absorbed in her work, who does not care about gaining one’s favor, strong yet subtle at the same time, is essentially more seductive. The more she hides and abandons her femininity, the more it emerges from the very heart of her existence. A pair of brilliantly cut cotton trousers can be more beautiful than a gorgeous silk gown.


took tha words outta my mouth !