“Twenty years ago, when I was young, I used to wish I could draw time….I like used clothes, things that are old and worn. It [August Sanders’s photographic portrait of interwar Germany] conveyed my ideal of clothing because people didn’t ‘consume’ these garments, they might spend their entire lives in them….that’s what life’s about. Real clothes, not fashion. What makes a coat truly beautiful is that you’re so cold you can’t live without it. It’s like a friend, or member of the family. And I’m terribly envious of that.
” Yohji Yamamoto, Carnet de notes sur vêtements et villes (“Notebook on Cities and Clothing,” 1989 - dir. Wim Wenders)