Yohji Yamamoto gets personal.

“I was wearing a rock ‘n’ roll T-shirt and black trousers when I first decided to be a fashion designer because I didn’t want to disturb people’s eyes,” he said in his soon-to-be-released documentary, This Is My Dream. “Colour disturbs people. I am confident in black, not in light. This dark side of life is attractive to me forever and from the beginnings. I am a lazy designer when it comes to colour. The body is the important thing to me – it is the beginning of my work.”

Yohji Yamamoto

he goes on…

“No one in the world looks the same and no woman has the same body,” he explained. “I can keep working because the woman’s body is always mysterious. Dress-making doesn’t ever lie because cannot lie – they show everything.”