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At his recent Y-3 10th anniversary show in New York City, legendary Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto slammed the current state of the fashion world.Yamamoto is a critic of the fast-fashion business — retailers like Zara and H&M that bring the latest fashion trends to stores as quickly as possible.
He has a bit of a rebellious streak, and doesn’t hold back when he has something to say.
Now, he has some straightforward advice for young folks: fashion isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
“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.”
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