In the beginning, there was nothing, but by the end of the Y-3 Spring/Summer 2014 show, the New York audience could do nothing but sit in awe as Yohji Yamamoto rather smugly took the drummer’s seat to play the final note. The presentation, played out like a kind of ‘rock fantasy,’ was accompanied by a live band positioned at the back of a large, dark auditorium. Models scattered in near-dizzying patterns, an exploded constellation of the sharp, sporty looks within the new collection. Yamamoto’s most recent Y-3 features an increasing use of color, particularly in the use of gradient rainbow across bombers, zippered henley shirts and short-sleeved hoodies.
Despite a concern with sleekness, Y-3 also presented elongated polo-style shirts and trench jackets, relying on lightweight, flowing materials. Colors were kept dark to contrast the signature pattern, and in the place of the ever-trendy camouflage, deconstructed giraffe print was submitted. Like any good fireworks show or rock song, Y-3′s show ended with a tremendous, sporadic finale of noise and light, leaving Yamamoto to merely tip his hat at the end – as if to remind us that it was all part of the plan. Enjoy our look at the Y-3 Spring/Summer 2014 show above.