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Phil Sansom has partnered with Broadwick Live to present a new short film dedicated to Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. Master of the Shadows was in turn captured in route to Y-3’s FW16 collection launch in Paris earlier this year.

The interview finds Yamamoto discussing his unmatched passion for design, albeit challenging at times to remain focused.

“Around 15 years ago, I felt that I had come too far from the street,” he revealed. “I was almost losing my enthusiasm for making clothing.”

Shortly thereafter, Yohji embarked on a partnership with adidas, thus creating Y-3. Yamamoto insisted that it was “time to care for the body,” which led to the futuristic sportswear label being born.

To hear Yohji detail his passion for design, as well as his ongoing partnership with the Three Stripes, press play above.

After watching the documentary, take a look at adidas and Yohji Yamamoto’s recreation of the iconic Stan Smith.

Not NYC, not LA.

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