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"Yamamoto speaks English fluently but stops a lot mid-sentence, for seemingly endless minutes at a time, deliberating on what he is about to say next. With relief I gradually realise that, in Yohji's world, 'dirty' is a compliment. 'Many journalists kept saying, "Yohji, why are you making such dirty clothing?" ' he is saying, referring to the way his clothes come in many shades of black and can often look worn in, a little distressed around the edges. 'But I was seriously thinking that those are beautiful compared to the established style of garment from other famous designers at the time. Dirty is good.'" [Telegraph UK]