Edited by Texts by Kiyokazu & Yohji Yamamoto. Drawings by Yohji Yamamoto.
Milan & Japan. Carla Sozzani Editore & Yohji Yamamoto. 2002. First edition. Limited to 7,000 copies, this being No. 1298 from the numbered edition of 6,500. 2 volumes. Wrappers of white loose linen. Vol. 1 has exposed stitching to spine with a title label adhered to spine. Vol. 2 is stitched along edge with black drawing design to front and rear wrappers. Housed in matching stitched loose linen slipcase. Also present are the original glassine wrapping, cardboard box, tissue surround and sticker, and 'Talking To Myself' paper bag. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white and colour photographs (many full-page) and drawings by Yohji Yamamoto. 330 x 255mm (13 x 10"). 3.2kg. 388243662X. Japanese, with English and French translations. Fine; there is the very slightest sign of handling to wrappers; an excellent copy with the original packaging, some wear to packaging.
A very personal and complex publication from Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. In Vol. 1 Yamamoto examines his creativity and inspiration in words and pictures. Fashion photographs and Yamamoto's drawings are interspersed with texts by the designer concerning such subjects as Fashion, the Feminine, Memory, Life, Food, Alcohol, Creation, Women, Gambling and Black. Vol. 2, sub-titled 1981/2002, is a pictorial overview of Yamamoto's fashion collections from the early 1980s up to publication. Photographers featured include Nick Knight, Peter Lindbergh, Sarah Moon, Paolo Roversi and David Sims. Designed by Claudio Dell'Olio.