Yohji Yamamoto quotes

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

    #Thinking #Perfection #Ugly

  • A pair of brilliantly cut cotton trousers can be more beautiful than a gorgeous silk gown...
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Beautiful #Cutting #Cotton

  • 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.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Strong #Heart #Ideas

  • 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

    #Fashion #Want #Achieve

  • 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.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Fashion #Hate #Dark

  • I believe that there are three conditions to a woman’s beauty. First, you must realize that not all women are beautiful all of the time. Sometimes beauty comes on a subconscious level. When she is in love, or has met someone new and exciting, she shines. Second, you must understand that life is unfair. Beauty is something that, for some, must be worked at. The third condition is luck. Some women can just be lucky.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Beautiful #Believe #Shining

  • 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'
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Fashion #Lazy #Black

  • Men's clothing is more pure in design. It's more simple and has no decoration. Women want that. When I started designing, I wanted to make men's clothes for women. But there were no buyers for it. Now there are. I always wonder who decided that there should be a difference in the clothes of men and women. Perhaps men decided this.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Simple #Men #Differences

  • You can say that designing is quite easy; the difficulty lies in finding a new way to explore beauty
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Lying #Design #Way

  • 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.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Sexy #Fashion #Imagination

  • Just listen to the material. What is it going to say? Just wait. Probably the material will tell you something.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Waiting #Materials #Just Listen

  • 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.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Fashion #Suffering #Independence

  • To be modern is to tear the soul out of every thing
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Soul #Tears #Modern

  • Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. ...
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Black #Arrogant #Modest

  • I exist here, now. I'm not much interested in the future. Or, more precisely put, I do not believe in the future. To exaggerate a little, I have no faith that I will still exist tomorrow or the day after. What is more, I absolutely detest retrospection. That dislike is balances only by my desire to make my way back home as quickly as possible.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Believe #Home #Desire

  • I only see the faults, flaws, the imperfections. That attracts me.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Imperfection #Faults #Flaws

  • People have started wasting fashion
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Fashion #People

  • Clothing doesn’t lie, it shows everything.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Lying #Shows #Clothings

  • I don’t think we should try to make space our own. I believe that as modern people we should live in mobility. We should always be moving.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Moving #Believe #Thinking

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

    #Eye #Past #Backwards

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

    #Strong #Boys #Scent

  • My role in all of this is very simple. I make clothing like armor. My clothing protects you from unwelcome eyes.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Fashion #Eye #Simple

  • Dirty, stained, withered, broken things seem beautiful to me.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Beautiful #Dirty #Broken

  • In order to create an image almost similar to that of a pencil case standing up and walking, I try to eliminate all excess by cutting. I have the feeling that this process (of "cutting off") is linked in some way to "elegance". Elegance and so-called "eliminating excess", or the beauty that remains after excess has beeen eliminated...
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Cutting #Order #Feelings

  • Generally speaking, I am not interested in the future and don't believe in it. First, I guess it is true that I don't trust the future, but, more to the point, I don't even trust the "myself" of tomorrow, nor, for that matter, of the day after. Basically, all I know, and all I am capable of understanding, is the "me" that is here, now, the "me" that has dragged his past with him to this point.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Believe #Past #Understanding

  • A beautiful flower does not exist. There's only a moment when a flower looks beautiful.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Beautiful #Fashion #Flower

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

    #Self #Copying #Ends

  • Fashion is only complete when it is worn by ordinary people who exist now, managing their lives, loving and grieving.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Fashion #Grieving #People

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

    #Grows

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