interesting-thanks for all the input-I have to admit, I forgot about fragrances and it's interesting to hear that they have a large sell-thru in Asia. \that would make up for low sales elsewhere-I'm sure Lena's right about stores for prestige.
and of course-there's the Yohji/adidas thing. but that's only for a couple years now...I was thinking more long-term...
I agree w/ those folks who praised Junya- he's excellent. Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing Junya!...and I wouldn't exactly say she;s adventurous in her fashion choices. That is the ultimate in wearability.
Faust-I've been to Issey in Tribeca. I love that place. I actually liked the past couple of women's collection with the new designer-what's his name...I must be getting old, my memory's failing...anyway-I want to a gallery show Issey had downtown several yrs back-4yrs?-the clothing was treated as art and sculpture. It was hard to deny the genius and innovation. I don't actually own anything though-so what does that say?