30 Inspirational Yohji Yamamoto Quotes For Success In Life

Yohji Yamamoto is a Japanese fashion designer based in Tokyo and Paris. Considered a master tailor alongside those such as Madeleine Vionnet, he is known for his avant-garde tailoring featuring Japanese design aesthetics. These motivational Yohji Yamamoto Quotes will completely change you.

Best Yohji Yamamoto Quotes

  1. “I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  2. “Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious. […] But above all black says this: ‘I don’t bother you – don’t bother me'” – Yohji Yamamoto
  3. “Fashion cannot make you sexy. Experience makes you sexy. Imagination makes people sexy. You have to train yourself, you have to study, and you have to live your life.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  4. “A beautiful flower does not exist. There’s only a moment when a flower looks beautiful.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  5. “Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find yourself.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  6. “With my eyes turned to the past, I walk backwards into the future.” – Yohji Yamamoto

  7. “Colour disturbs people. I am confident in black, not in light. This dark side of life is attractive to me forever and from the beginning. I am a lazy designer when it comes to colour.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  8. “Clothing doesn’t lie, it shows everything.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  9. “Fashion is only complete when it is worn by ordinary people who exist now, managing their lives, loving and grieving.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  10. “A pair of brilliantly cut cotton trousers can be more beautiful than a gorgeous silk gown.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  11. “Dirty, stained, withered, broken things seem beautiful to me.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  12. “My role in all of this is very simple. I make clothing like armor. My clothing protects you from unwelcome eyes.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  13. “You can say that designing is quite easy; the difficulty lies in finding a new way to explore beauty” – Yohji Yamamoto
  14. “I want to achieve anti-fashion through fashion. That’s why I’m always heading in my own direction, in parallel to fashion.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  15. “The more we possess, the more distant we grow from God.” – Yohji Yamamoto

  16. “If you feel strongly about someone, go up to them. Pursue what you want in life. Why be shy about something like that?” – Yohji Yamamoto
  17. “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.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  18. “Just listen to the material. What is it going to say? Just wait. Probably the material will tell you something.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  19. “Adidas is a very personal inspiration to me. It has enriched my creative life. It’s an exchange between different cultures, different ideas, and most of all, it is teamwork.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  20. “Beautiful things are disappearing every day.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  21. “I don’t think we should try to make space our own. I believe that as modern people we should live in mobility. We should always be moving.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  22. “Black is modest and arrogant at the same time.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  23. “I only see the faults, flaws, the imperfections. That attracts me.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  24. “To be modern is to tear the soul out of everything” – Yohji Yamamoto
  25. “People have started wasting fashion” – Yohji Yamamoto

  26. “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.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  27. “There is also a schedule to fashion – the deadline is always set. So maybe the fashion business is a good business for me in that way because I’m basically lazy, man.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  28. “I’m going to create a very strong scent which can kill a boy!” – Yohji Yamamoto
  29. “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.” – Yohji Yamamoto
  30. “I have no imagination about holidays, vacations, or retiring life. I can’t imagine about those things.” – Yohji Yamamoto

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