June 30, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Y-3
Paris, France – The Spring/Summer 2016 collection at Y-3 got off to a creative start with a dance performance. Six dancers performed in unity as a figurative harbinger of the fluidity that would be expressed in the garments.
The first silhouette began in all black with hugely baggy pants that are cut only inches below the knees. The look has huge utility pockets on the thighs and is finished with a black T-shirt and a sartorially cut blazer. From there a parade of black would hit the catwalk in which we would see the emblematic Y-3 and three stripes well represented in the collection but in the most discrete of manners.
Long jersey shirts with half length sleeves are placed with black and white slim track pants. We see a new three-stripe in the gray jersey shorts that are baggy and have piping. It is worn with a black front top with long sleeves and a back in black and white stripe. Other elements in the collection that will be snatched from the racks as soon as they hit the stores are the short, super-cropped technical jackets in nylon. They represent the very essence of sportswear chic.
Creative director Yohji Yamamoto keeps the spirit light, urban and effortlessly stylish. He puts in lots of humorous “prison” stripes in black & white. He creates lots of tank tops, which are hugely long as they tend to drop down to the knees. He adds in whimsical aurora borealis like colorful prints too. And the leather is thin and is used in the creation of the hooded jackets.
When all is said and done, it is clear that no one does streetwear better than Y-3!