Held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs located in the Palais du Louvre’s western wing, the collection featured all of the usual sartorial touchstones present in the Japanese designer’s adidas-collaborated imprint: monochromatic color schemes, billowing silhouettes and sport-luxe fabrics. Inspired by Yamamoto’s fascination with ”air between the body” (according to the press notes), the collection’s ultra-sleek airiness was achieved via crosscutting tech-forward fabrics such as GORE-TEX®, light nylon, engineered patchwork mesh, tech cotton, Adizero and elastane, permitting reversible wear and compact storage. Furthermore, SS19 introduced a new take on Y-3’s signature logo by incorporating humorous (in Yamamoto’s language) skull and heart motifs.
On the footwear front, the collection welcomed a new silhouette dubbed the Raito Racer, which features BOOST technology, a translucent outsole, and Primeknit upper, alongside updated versions of the Kaiwa, Kasabaru and Y-3 Runner 4D. Stay tuned for more details on these sneakers.
Take a look at Y-3’s SS19 collection in full above and be sure to follow Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 for the latest coverage this season.
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