Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas make their Men’s Fashion Week debut in Paris with Y-3.
Yamamoto references superheroes and couturiers of the 60’s as the inspiration for the latest collection; ‘cut for an active and fighting lifestyle’ is how Yamamoto described it. Playing upon utopia and dystopia with hand-drawn manga comic strip bringing graphic texture to clothes and dramatic, voluminous silhouettes in classic Yohji Yamamoto black. The palette also included powerful punches of primary reds, yellows and cobalt blue with fluorescent trims on black shirts. The superhero theme also came in to play on comic graphic t-shirts with classic comic strip slogans such as ‘TO BE CONTINUED’.
Y-3 also showed a range of womenswear, which was kept masculine with tailored blazers although added feminine touches such as hourglass dresses and A-line skirts.
With an emphasis on mobility and functionality with a sporty edge, loose trousers were paired with hooded tops and capes draped over models shoulders all worn with trainers. The iconic black and white Adidas stripe came in to play on garments and as part of the shows runway design.