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Yohji Yamamoto: Talking to Myself

Yohji Yamamoto

“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.”

“…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.”

Yohji Yamamoto, quoted from Talking to Myself, published by Steidi Verlag, 2002.

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