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Yohji Yamamoto is an amazing designer and well work looking at
on 6 April 2016
Very, very disappointing..... Yohji Yamamoto is an amazing designer and well work looking at....but not through this film....it was totally dominated by the film maker and only by the film maker's eye and opinion in how he showed YY, which I am sad to say it didn't credit either person at the right level....the way the fashion designer worked and his revelation of his personal feelings and history were fascinating, but not shown clearly enough ...the collections he designed were stunning and ravishingly beautiful, but again shown in a muddle of information and over the top filming obliterating any audio or visual comprehension to understand or enjoy the contents.
The technical quality of the video disc, by which I mean the filming was tragic and impossible to watch, extremely poor quality and therefore un-watchable....however tried to make some sense of it...but appalling the whole way through in technical quality and ideas of telling the story of a most interesting designer....I can appreciate the effort made to give a personal slant on the film, but it didn't do the job for me and would have preferred a straight forward view of a clever designer, allow him to show himself, he was subtle and I think would have been a deeper nd more sensitive film.
If the film maker needs to showcase himself in a different way, okay, but not in this way it's like fight of two personalities, which didn't sit comfortably together and therefore not a successful film...separate it out and begin from there.....of course in 1994 it was no doubt groundbreaking.