WWD: After your Y-3 10th anniversary show in New York, you said that “in the world right now, fashion is s–t.” Can you elaborate on what you meant by that?
YOHJI: Let me talk like an old man. Young people, be careful. Beautiful things are disappearing every day. Be careful.…You don’t need to be [shopping at fast-fashion stores], especially young people. They are beautiful naturally, because they are young. So they should even wear simple jeans and a T-shirt. It’s enough. Don’t be too much fashionable.…The brand advertising is making you crazy. You don’t need to be too sexy. You are sexy enough.
So when we have talk sessions with young designers or students, I tell them: “Be bright. Your eyes have become dirty.”
" 5. Take a few minutes and think.
Yeah, yeah, you think all day—but not really. Most of your thinking is reactive: to problems, issues, and challenges.
That’s a very different type of thinking. Thinking when you don’t have to think is much more productive.
Here’s how: Force inactivity. Turn off the radio when you drive to work. When you’re stuck in a line, don’t look for something to do—just stand there. Sit outside without a phone or book. Take a walk. Create situations where you’re stuck with only yourself.
Sure, it will feel like death for a few minutes, but then out of boredom your thoughts will start to wander and your ideas will start to flow. And you’ll realize you don’t need the company of other people all the time because you’re pretty good company yourself.
Without time to think, you can’t have ideas; your ideas are the best asset you possess. “
— Henry Rollins (via kari-shma)
Aren’t there enough words
flowing in your veins
to keep you going.
— Margaret Atwood, last lines from “The Shadow Voice” (via growing-orbits)
Ultimately, need to be immensely serious in life like i never been.
— Walker Evans (via absea)
— Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast (via distantheartbeats)
you have to go home now and live with,
sometimes with the ease of music, and sometimes in silence,
for the rest of your life.
— Mary Oliver, from “You Are Standing at the Edge of the Woods” (via growing-orbits)