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“I want the future — new street fashion,”  Yohji Yamamoto said of the Y-3 Spring/Summer 2013 collection, his 10th for the legendary sportswear collaboration. Indeed, the designer appeared to be reinventing the very iconography of adidas with his reappropriation of the three stripes and a focus on tailored athletic wear. Steering away from “cheap” and “too sexy,” the season’s offerings featured relaxed cuts and the inclusion of appropriately sophisticated Thom Brown-esque stripes on biceps and calves. The majority of the collection was comprised of tracksuits, sweats, anoraks and shorts, Yamamoto’s exploration of “elegance” and the sartorial possibilities of athletic wear. As usual, all of the visual Yohji signifiers were present — heavy usage of black, white and structural elements. The strong runway show aside, perhaps the most telling aspect of the label’s future was the presence of the designer himself – an indicator of both his and adidas’s good health after a decade’s partnership.

Source: Fashionista

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