New Yohji Yamamoto Documentary
This Is My Dream looks inside the world of the reclusive Japanese designer.
Yohji Yamamoto has garnered worldwide fans for his asymmetric, sometimes monastic and continually convention-defying designs. But the revered Japanese designer is as reclusive as he is softly spoken. For more than thirty years he has avoided the limelight, preferring to work quietly in the shadows, wearing black - always black. Unsurprisingly, then, when Yamamoto granted first-time director Theodore Stanely full access to his studio, a lot of people were very surprised, and very excited.
The resulting short film, This Is My Dream, streamed at various film festivals earlier this year. It's since been expanded into a full-length feature, which documents Yamamoto putting together his spring 2010 Y-3 collection with Adidas, a process that includes model castings, fittings, moments of introspection and a number of priceless Yamamoto pearls of wisdom, our favourite being "too good harmony is boring". Its release coincides with the ten year anniversary of Y-3. See the trailer below:
This Is My Dream is now available as a limited edition DVD, and comes with a scented candle.