Yohji Yamamoto Quotes

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  • I'm going to create a very strong scent which can kill a boy!

  • 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.

  • I always want to have a new challenge involved. I need to put myself to the test, and if I make mistakes, it doesn't matter. What matters to me, instead, is making my dreams come true and putting them on display.

    Source: www.interviewmagazine.com
  • To be modern is to tear the soul out of every thing

  • Colour disturbs people. I am confident in black, not in light. This dark side of life is attractive to me forever and from the beginning. I am a lazy designer when it comes to colour.

  • Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy - but mysterious. [...] But above all black says this: 'I don't bother you - don't bother me'

    "Fashion's Poet of Black : YAMAMOTO" by Suzy Menkes, www.nytimes.com. September 5, 2000.
  • I was on a Japanese designers' pedestal - considered a maestro. My design was getting closer to a couturier's work, and I felt like I was missing something.

    Source: www.interviewmagazine.com
  • You can say that designing is quite easy; the difficulty lies in finding a new way to explore beauty

  • People have started wasting fashion

  • Clothing doesn’t lie, it shows everything.

  • The best moments in my life are just before going to bed. Those are my happiest moments.

    Source: www.interviewmagazine.com
  • Dirty, stained, withered, broken things seem beautiful to me.

    "Yohji Yamamoto: Talking to Myself". Book by Peter Lindbergh et al., 2002.
  • My role in all of this is very simple. I make clothing like armor. My clothing protects you from unwelcome eyes.

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  • At a certain point, I stopped seeing my clothing worn by people on the streets . . . It seemed like they were being treated as museum items.

    Source: www.interviewmagazine.com
  • A beautiful flower does not exist. There's only a moment when a flower looks beautiful.

  • Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find your self.

  • I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.

    "Talking to Myself (The Past, the Feminine, the Vain)". Book by Yohji Yamamoto and Kiyokazu Washida, 2002.
  • Black is modest and arrogant at the same time.

  • I want to achieve anti-fashion through fashion. That's why I'm always heading in my own direction, in parallel to fashion.

    "Yohji Yamamoto: Talking to Myself". Book by Peter Lindbergh et al., 2002.
  • Just listen to the material. What is it going to say? Just wait. Probably the material will tell you something.

  • Fashion cannot make you sexy. Experience makes you sexy. Imagination makes people sexy. You have to train yourself, you have to study, and you have to live your life.

  • With my eyes turned to the past, I walk backwards into the future.

  • If you feel strongly about someone, go up to them. Pursue what you want in life. Why be shy about something like that?

  • Fashion sighs after trends. I want timeless elegance. Fashion has no time. I do. I say: Hello Lady, how can I help you? Fashion has no time to even ask such a question, because it is constantly concerned with finding out: What will come next? It is more about helping women to suffer less, to attain more freedom and independence.

  • The more we possess, the more distant we grow from God.

  • I hate fashion. Or the word fashion, which sounds colorful, extravagant, expensive and gorgeous. “I never wanted to walk the main street of fashion. I have been walking the sidewalks of fashion from the beginning, so I’m a bit dark.

  • Beautiful things are disappearing every day.

    "Yohji Yamamoto Off the Cuff" by Amanda Kaiser, wwd.com. September 28, 2012.
  • I have no imagination about holidays, vacations, or retiring life. I can't imagine about those things.

    Source: www.interviewmagazine.com
  • A pair of brilliantly cut cotton trousers can be more beautiful than a gorgeous silk gown.

  • I have my own judge in me....and he`s always judging me.

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    Yohji Yamamoto quotes about: Design Fashion

    Yohji Yamamoto

    • Born: October 3, 1943
    • Occupation: Fashion designer