In ‘Talking to Myself’ (2002), renowned Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto reflects upon himself and the objects he creates. Being personally involved in every stage of the book for the very first time, it meticulously recounts the phases of his life. Described as a veracious “extension of his own private world”, ‘Talking to Myself’ is more than simply a book; staying true to his signature style, pen and brush sketches and compositions help to emphasise Yamamoto’s conception of beauty and fashion – his desire to create anti-fashion through fashion itself. This artefact is a unique and dreamy, creative body of work hand-numbered in ink at the rear of each of the 6.500 copies. Pictures by Simon Freund.