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" Actually we have two types of fashion designer in the world. One type is a real creator and the other type is just a stylist. "
by Yohji Yamamoto in conversation…Show Studio 2011 (via cbravostudiobook)
" Dirty, stained, withered, broken things seem beautiful to me. "
by Yohji Yamamoto (via cheapthrillexplosion)
" My work gets finalised when someone wears it in the city. When I see actual people in the streets wearing my pieces, or if I hear about good sales in my stores, that’s when I feel the most rewarded. I like it when clothes are anonymous – not remembering what clothes the person was wearing when you pass by each other. I don’t create clothes to disturb people’s eyes. I always think about the city as a canvas for my collections. I don’t think the Yohji wardrobe is made to be worn in any countryside environment, but mostly urban places. The ideal for me would be that people wear only uniforms in big cities. That’d be so nice. But then, businessmen who only wear business suits proudly say ‘I don’t know or care about fashion’. That’s because they consider fashion to be a perverse kind of self-expression. I’m totally against that way of thinking. "
by Yohji Yamamoto (via sixfive)
" ‘FABRIC IS EVERYTHING. OFTEN I TELL MY PATTERN MAKERS, “JUST LISTEN TO THE MATERIAL. WHAT IS IT GOING TO SAY? JUST WAIT. PROBABLY THE MATERIAL WILL TEACH YOU SOMETHING” "
by Yohji Yamamoto (via bellbelleee)
" Imperfections are attractive when their owners are happy with them. "
by Augusten Burroughs (via blancoazul)

(Source: quotes-shape-us, via momokapu)