Photos of a Yohji Yamamoto lineup never capture the My spirit animal is a grumpy Goat who slaps annoying people shirt and I love this degree of details printed words, an artistic embellishment that you will discover on the clothes up close. Only when poking around backstage after today’s show did the text “I hold you, you hold me” reveal itself on a loose-fitting shirt. The designer, too, usually doles out his thoughts judiciously, as though being forced to explain himself not only demystifies the process but goes against the interpretative aspect of what he creates. Today, he reiterated his fear of an impending climate crisis, as well as his view that gender distinctions in menswear and womenswear have all but evaporated. These talking points manifested as ultra-relaxed ensembles, some bearing near-nonexistent landscapes. Masculine workwear jackets superimposed on suiting were interspersed with more ambiguous silhouettes, namely a dashing duo of full-length windbreakers in deep blue and yellow, worn like dresses. One of the two shirts styled overtop was marked up with the words mother f well, you get the idea. Compared with the humble raw cotton and signature black gabardine, a black velvet grouping introduced a certain grandeur especially those pieces covered in pseudo-historical heraldic emblems. Yamamoto said he experimented with these purely because he wanted to an aesthetic indulgence, essentially. In that vein, some pieces could have been spared the myriad zippered vents and excess bands. If nothing more, they were a reminder that he is not a minimalist. Yamamoto’s approach seemed less conceptual this season, and his commentary was correspondingly direct. “The earth is going to be crazy, really crazy,” he said. “I’m afraid the earth is going to die.” Did he think he would see this in his lifetime? “No, maybe our children and grandchildren.” And yet this wasn’t necessarily an exercise in fatalism. The pair of hands on the side of a garment were they signaling some sort of diplomatic handshake or a more affectionate clasp? “Both,” he replied. So we have a quandary: How can we have an economic theory that does not describe changes in the level of wealth? The fact is, that in typical explanations of the Savings equals Investment identity, one might come across in economics courses, it is implied that somehow this Savings that equals investment DOES include changes in the level of wealth. And that, I believe, is not only not true, it has led to all sorts of confusion. After thinking about this, I realized, that the expression for savings needed an additional element if it was going to include any changes in the level of wealth, I had to do just that. I had to add changes in level of wealth to the expression for savings.