Japan’s Y.O.N. has already developed a strong sense of personality in its brief existence, having launched only two years ago for Spring/Summer 2018. For Fall/Winter 2020, the label is serving up another range of garments informed by custom fabrics, this time experimenting with tweaked tailoring and gently technical layers.
Puffer vests, oversized CPO shirts, cargo pants and intricately-layered lab coats realize a hint of functionality, delivering a sense of adventurousness that complements the fabric dabbling that informs various layering pieces. Giant shirting, lengthy topcoats and boxy blazers feature sleek suiting wool, occasionally accented by visible stitching, fabric appliqué and splotchy dye treatment. Contrasting metal and organic buttons lend subtle contrast against the tonal, graphic-free garments, placing the emphasis squarely on the progressive proportions and silhouettes.
Elsewhere in Japan, Mando delivered its own sophisticated Fall/Winter 2020 range.