Yohji Yamamoto

Words are very important to Yohji Yamamoto. Not the endless flood of words used to fill silences, but only those words that seek out the silence, that go for depth, ask questions, listen, look, confirm, words that give warmth, words that sing.
Similarly, every new magazine in our series starts with a conversation. Words that capture the essence of that conversation are used to sketch the rough outlines of the concept. These words are written onto a white sheet. Every time we start with a blank page. Every magazine is a new story.

And so this has become a magazine of many words. About friendships, about collaborations, about admiration. Conversations with 20th century icons and the young turks of today. Words of and about “soulmates”, who share the same fascinations, strive for the same quality, travel the same roads, seek the same silences.
Yohji Yamamoto. In our eyes he is one of last century’s most innovative designers. He has completely changed our vision on fashion. He has enchanted us and forever initiated us in a new beauty – the beauty that comes from within and that bears no relation to what we previously knew.

“Designing fashion is a journey in search of ideas, so I’m always working in my head, even at this very moment I am working.”

Table of Contents

Yohji Yamamoto X Hans Ulrich Obrist

Wim Wenders X Francesco Bonami

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Charlotte Rampling X Marine Landrot

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‘L’air du temps’

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‘Travels to the Ukraine’

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Azzedine Alaia & Yohji Yamamoto X Laurence Benaïm

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Paolo Roversi X James Sherwood

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‘Pina Bausch’

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‘Une image de Marc’

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‘Zaha Hadid’

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Nick Knight X Penny Martin

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‘The Manifesto’

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‘Eugene Souleiman, Pat McGrath & Stephane Marais’

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‘Beckley, West Virginia’

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‘Two Icons’

‘The Empire of Signs’

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‘Uniforms’

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‘Ron Arad’

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Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

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‘Aila’

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‘The A-Z of M/M’

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Jane How & Richard Bush

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Giorgio Armani X Maria Luisa Frisa

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‘Oshiruko-recipe’

‘Light, it is invisible’

‘Backstage’

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‘A black velvet hat’

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‘Eparpillements!’

‘Kirsten Owen’

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Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders

Travels to Ukraine
Yelena Yemchuk

Azzedine Alaia & Yohji Yamamoto
Portrait Benoit Peverelli

Guinevere van Seenus
Paolo Roversi

Pina Bausch
Maarten Van den Abeele

‘Une image de Marc’
Nick Knight & David Sims

Zaha Hadid
Hélène Binet

Penny Martin
Nick Knight

Pat McGrath
Ezra Petronio

Beckley, West Virginia
Peter Lindbergh

Uniforms
Craig McDean

Aila
Rinko Kawauchi

Ruslana
Richard Bush

A black velvet hat
Ferdinando Scianna

Kirsten Owen
Kirsten Owen