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Yohji Yamamoto led the Japanese fashion wave of the 1980s and 1990s into the new millennium. In October 2009, after a series of bad investments, Yamamoto Inc. went bankrupt; by the end of that year the designer had inaugurated a new business and a complete reevaluation of his direction. My Dear Bomb is an outcome of this transition moment. Coauthored with Ai Mitsuda, this ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published February 28th 2011 by Ludion
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Emi
Jun 14, 2013 Emi rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books you do not read at once, you keep it next to you for brief moments of inspiration. It is a sneak peak in the world of a sensitive, complex and talented designer, but above all an artist...
Kehinde Komolafe
Apr 23, 2013 Kehinde Komolafe rated it it was amazing
This book is beautiful. It gave me a new perspective on making clothes, I particularly love how he described where to put a button hole. I really recommend this book for anyone interested in clothes and the creative process.

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Nov 13, 2012 Phyllis rated it liked it
Fascinating and endearingly pretentious free-form sort of memoir that gave me a new appreciation for Yamamoto's designs.
Jim
Feb 19, 2011 Jim rated it it was amazing
I translated the book. Yamamoto being such a giant in the fashion world, of course they came right to stylish me for the English translation. I am nothing if not a fashion leader. Right?
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May 04, 2013 Gimmeadollr rated it it was amazing
Really great book on craftsmanship, identity, and the creative process. Definitely provides an interesting perspective on fashion and work.
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Yōji Yamamoto is an award winning and influential Japanese fashion designer based in Tokyo and Paris. He is considered to be a master tailor, alongside those such as Madeleine Vionnet and is known for his avant-garde tailoring featuring Japanese design aesthetics.

His more prestigious awards for his contributions to fashion include Commandeur of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Medal of Honor with Pu
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“To be modern is to tear the soul out of every thing” 42 likes
“I exist here, now. I'm not much interested in the future. Or, more precisely put, I do not believe in the future. To exaggerate a little, I have no faith that I will still exist tomorrow or the day after. What is more, I absolutely detest retrospection. That dislike is balances only by my desire to make my way back home as quickly as possible.” 37 likes
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