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From Rick Owens: “I went to a Björk concert earlier this month and her intelligent, life affirming energy made me kind of embarrassed of my own mopey adolescent pessimism… and hers wasn’t a Disney escapist obliviousness, but a concerned and thoughtful trust…”

Yohji Yamamoto, the maestro of avant-garde fashion, is set to celebrate his 80th birthday on October 3. With over four decades in the fashion industry, his passion for creating remains as strong as ever, evident in the recent showcase of his latest collection in Paris…

From Rick Owens: “With our World conditions under increasing threat, jubilance seems like the wrong note but maybe it’s the only correct moral response? beyond being nice to each other, isn’t personal joy what we are put on Earth to do?…”

Tonight’s Yohji Yamamoto show opened with the designer himself singing Leonard Cohen’s “I’m Your Man” on the soundtrack. The singer once said that the song was an answer of sorts to the perennial question, “what does a woman want?” Cohen was on the side of flexibility…

For the Women’s ‘Luxor’ runway collection, we are one year into a war and witnessing how inspiring dignity in the face of aggression can be. Times like these might call for a respectful formality and sobriety with moments of delicacy as reminders of what is at risk and at stake…”

This seasons Women’s Spring collection, like the Men’s Spring collection before it, is named ‘EDFU’ after the Egyptian temple on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt. From Rick Owens: “I have been retreating to Egypt where I find great comfort in the remoteness…”