What does happiness mean to me, someone who’s lived a life of darkness? For me it’s all those little bright things in life that I encountered. When I was little, an act of kindness people showed to me…little beauty that I found in ugliness that made me happy.
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“We can’t control everything, but we can control what kind of day we have.”
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.