(interview with Womens Wear Daily)
WWD: After your Y-3 10th anniversary show in New York, you said that “in the world right now, fashion is s—t.” Can you elaborate on what you meant by that?
Yohji Yamamoto: Let me talk like an old man. Young people, be careful. Beautiful things are disappearing every day. Be careful.…You don’t need to be [shopping at fast-fashion stores], especially young people. They are beautiful naturally, because they are young. So they should even wear simple jeans and a T-shirt. It’s enough. Don’t be too much fashionable.…The brand advertising is making you crazy. You don’t need to be too sexy. You are sexy enough.
Jason Wu, true master of his craft. Sping 2013
The best things are simple.