Since the early eighties Yohji Yamamoto has been internationally revered for challenging convention, designing garments that are often oversized and unfinished and experimenting with unusual fabrics.
Throughout his incredible career, Yamamoto has received many of the highest awards in fashion.
"Making a garment means thinking about people. I am always eager to meet people and talk to them. It’s what I like more than anything else. What are they doing? What are they thinking? How do they lead their lives? And then I can set to work. I start with the fabric, the actual material, the ‘feel’ of it. I then move on to the form. Possibly what counts most for me is the feel. And then, when I start working on the material, I think my way into the form it ought to assume."