August 24, 2008

I'm watching "Notebook on Cities & Clothes" - the film by Wim Wenders and Yohji Yamamoto.

"My first encounter with Yohji Yamamoto was in a way an experience of identity -- I bought a shirt and a jacket. You know the feeling, you put on new clothes, you look at yourself in the mirror, you're content, excited about your new skin. But with this shirt and this jacket it was different. From the beginning they were new and old at the same time. In the mirror I saw me, of course, only better, more me than before. And I had the strangest sensation. I was wearing -- yes, I had no other words for it -- I was wearing the shirt itself and the jacket itself, and in it i was myself." - Wenders on Yamamoto.