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    I love that little doc, definitely worth acquiring for the vaults.

    Rewatched Paris, Texas last night, still struck by how much in common there is in both men's creative DNA. Yohji may be a man in black, but I find his colors strike me much more at the present moment, and in Wenders' film there is much in the way of symbolic structure and use of color that is redolent of YY, for me. I've always felt P,T captures the essence of Yohji's point of view, especially Yohji maleness, in its entirety.
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    “For some reason, I am moved by the female form, as seen from the side, or diagonally from behind. Like a feeling of waiting to chase after and restrain something that passes by, or passes through. You could call it a feeling of “missing” something. A lingering scent is the same. A kind of feeling of longing for something. There is always an adoration for women in me which resembles the temptation I have for things that have passed me by. And so I can only see a woman as someone who passes by, a person who disappears. Therefore the “Back” is important to me. I think clothes should be made from the back, and not the front. The back supports the clothes, and so if it is not properly made, the front cannot exist.”
    let us raise a toast to ancient cotton, rotten voile, gloomy silk, slick carf, decayed goat, inflamed ram, sooty nelton, stifling silk, lazy sheep, bone-dry broad & skinny baffalo.

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    Thanks, Avantster. He's absolutely right! Back is so sexy.
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    You know that one scene in the Wenders where Yohji is seen redoing his signature several times in order to get it perfectly right for the boutique signage? Can't help but think of it as an amusing instance of a man's creation becoming larger than the creator himself. The world he created and built becoming larger than life, larger than his life. Rather like, albeit in a negative tone, Marx's proclamation of "I'm not a Marxist" as an attempt to distance himself from a subsection of Marxist tendencies in Europe occurring at the time.

    Serves up a nuanced layer of meaning to the Death of the Author thesis, or whatever's left of it.

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    That's my favorite scene in the Wenders, the one that resonated most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by todestrieb View Post
    You know that one scene in the Wenders where Yohji is seen redoing his signature several times in order to get it perfectly right for the boutique signage? Can't help but think of it as an amusing instance of a man's creation becoming larger than the creator himself. The world he created and built becoming larger than life, larger than his life. Rather like, albeit in a negative tone, Marx's proclamation of "I'm not a Marxist" as an attempt to distance himself from a subsection of Marxist tendencies in Europe occurring at the time.

    Serves up a nuanced layer of meaning to the Death of the Author thesis, or whatever's left of it.
    That's an interesting take. I've always looked at it as just Yohji being a perfectionist. Of course your signature is your signature every time you put it.
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    whenever i look at a yohji piece i find myself first noticing the back. i even use to go through the racks in the YY store right to left.

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    i never thought about that, but you're right. Yohji when worn looks best from behind , in movement.
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    Yes, see my shirt.

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    ^ i loved that men's collection. not the see-through fabric on that one runway shot, but similar appliques on his mid-weight cotton shirts were ace.
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    Last edited by jgan85; 04-05-2011 at 08:54 PM.

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    ^which collection is this shirt from?

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    Quite sure that's a Y's for men shirt from a few years back, A.
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    it's Y's from fall 2007 i believe, i used to have that shirt in black
    Last edited by Fade to Black; 10-01-2010 at 02:34 AM. Reason: it's 2007, i'm sure of it.
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    Beautiful quote Avantster !

    Here's a new book announced for march 2011 published by V&A museum.
    http://www.amazon.com/Yohji-Yamamoto...5934584&sr=1-3

    Plus some of his work will be featured in the exhibition Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Barbican (15 October 2010 - 6 February 2011).

    http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgaller...l.asp?ID=10771

    Sounds promising

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    Glad you found it, Lumina. It's on my list to review already.
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    Lumina will you be going to the exhibition ?
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    I'd really like to, but I have no idea when I'll be able to go

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    just took a peek at the new collection. absolutely outstanding may be the understatement of the century. something has awoken in him.

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    ^oh, now you got me all excited. I'm very curious to see how he follows up such a strong men's collection. Where can we see the show?

    edit: oh, found it
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