Yohji Yamamoto Demystified

Like every Japanese designer we can think of, Yohji Yamamoto is notoriously reclusive. Which is why the short film This Is My Dream that screened in various cities earlier this year was such a big deal. Yamamoto granted first-time director Theodore Stanley unprecedented access as he went about designing and putting together his spring 2010 Y-3 collection with Adidas, a process that included model castings, fittings, joking around, moments of introspection, and plenty of bons mots (“Too good harmony is boring”).

Now, finally, the documentary is available on DVD, arriving next week in all Y-3 stores nationwide. But wait, there’s more. A scented candle is bundled with it, adding to the sense of enlightenment. The hefty box set ($95) is made in a limited edition of 3000, commemorating the ten-year anniversary of Y-3. Until next week, enjoy the trailer…

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