Y-3 Limited Edition All Blacks Jersey

Y-3 drops a Limited Edition Box celebrating the All Blacks, New Zealand’s national rugby team.

This limited-edition collector’s box contains the exclusive Y-3 iteration of the All Blacks team jersey. For its design, Yohji Yamamoto chose to interpret the team’s iconic fern logo in a textured, graphite-effect print, rendering the fern’s leaves relentless and solid: qualities shared by the All Blacks. His artful interpretation also draws a link to Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement.

Along with the jersey, there is an exclusive take on the streamlined, one-piece Y-3 Raito Racer, expressed in a black fern-print jacquard with artwork on the tongue. The graphic features a Japanese cat talisman, Fuku Neko, who is a representation of Japanese guardianship, creating a link with mythical Māori creatures called kaitiaki, who guard and protect the population as New Zealand national rugby team players do with their jerseys. The resulting graphic is a meaningful interplay of the two cultures.

The box is limited to 300 pieces and will drop on September 23rd exclusively in Japan at Y-3 Isetan and Omotesando stores, Gr8 Tokyo and in New Zealand at Loaded.