More a diary than a film, director Wim Wenders collates the comments and musings of peerless Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto on the intersection between cities, identity, and the digital age.
“I feel like I have become a living fossil in the fashion world. Without even noticing it, in my own collections I have moved away from the street style. I was on a Japanese designers’ pedestal- considered a maestro. My design was getting closer to a couturier’s work, and I felt like I was missing something. But I always want to have a new challenge involved. I need to put myself to the test, and if I make mistakes, it doesn’t matter. What matters to me, instead, is making my dreams come true and putting them on display. At a certain point, I stopped seeing my clothing worn by people on the streets... It seemed like they were being treated as museum items.”