Yohji Yamamoto: Dressmaker


  • Original title: Yohji Yamamoto: Dressmaker
  • Director: Ngo The Chau
  • Length: 69 min
  • Country: Germany
  • Year: 2016


YOHJI YAMAMOTO: DRESSMAKER is an intimate portrait of the life and work of one of the most influential and enigmatic fashion designers of the last forty years, the Japanese Yohji Yamamoto. It is a film that single-handedly unravels the different facets of the fascinatingly complex life and nature of the 73-year-old icon and visionary of the fashion world.

Yamamoto allows the viewer to peek behind the curtain and see his most secret thoughts and feelings. The film explores the fashion designer's views on art and the creative process, contrasting it with his understanding of today's 'fashion' industry and where society - both in Japan and around the world - is heading.

"I think perfectionism is ugly. For me, there must be scars, failures, disorder and deviations somewhere in things created by human hands." /Yohji Yamamoto/

Fashion designer Ragne Kikas will make an introduction to the film screenings.