The S/S18 show
Cité de la Mode, Paris – In 2003, the iconic Japanese designer and the German athletic trailblazer created sport-style—an entirely new sector of apparel and footwear—and has continued to lead the market. On the eve of its anniversary show, Y-3 debuts a Spring/Summer 2018 collection that once again reinvents the category of fashion sportswear. As Yohji has simply stated, “Y-3 has been the Uniform of the Street since 2003.” This season, Y-3 reconnects with street culture and reaffirms sport-style as its true essence and intention. Presented at Cité de la Mode on June 25th, the Spring/Summer 2018 collection fuses the language of Yohji Yamamoto and adidas in new and intriguing ways. Apparel makes a statement with a series of original graphic motifs including a bold stacked logo in multiple languages. Men’s and women’s pieces communicate a strong, urban attitude—as seen in exaggerated bombers, cool coach jackets, seamless hooded sweaters, street kimonos, Tyvek outerwear, and lightweight nylon coats. The legendary artist Mr. Taishi Hayashi—a Y-3 collaborator since the beginning—returns with a sumptuous series of all-over botanical prints, which swirl across long button-down shirts, sarouel pants, cropped jackets, and satin tanks. On the opposite end of the aesthetic spectrum, a black-and-white story in bold, cut-and-sew stripes lends new life to an adidas signature. Y-3 fearlessly innovates in footwear, unveiling an expansive new range that draws equally on the imagination of Yohji Yamamoto and the technical prowess of adidas.
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