you know the world is in a right mess when yohji yamamoto is having financial problems. it vindicates my belief that ninety percent of the consumer population have rotten taste. who else can turn ichabod crane into the american equivalent of beu brummell? a pair of pilgrim shoes, a powdered wig, a loosely tied cravat, loads of black, and voila, magic! i don't really fancy american fashion, and the whole goth trend has bored me to bits, but i must say, i'm proper liking this mash of american gothic, puritan severity, japanese proportions, and a little of your grandmother's wallpaper prints thrown in to lighten things up a wee bit. well done mr. yamamoto!