Y/PROJECT: The Atlanta Sissy Rears Her Head !
January 21, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Images Courtesy of Y/Project
Paris, France – Wow, the new collection by Y/Project is one that is extremely refreshing in menswear. Why? In the opinion of this writer, it has an individualist aesthetic that goes again the grain of what we have been seeing on the catwalks thus far from London, Milan and Paris. It has a powerful and rebellious spirit of “Man, f*ck you!”
Large cuts, angles, and contrasting tight fits rule the day here. We find the outer wear pieces like the coats and bomber in large proportions. Their slim polar opposites are found in the skin-like, slim denim jeans. But then when we get to the calf portion of many of the jeans, we find all the buttons. It’s like the Y/Project man has covered his legs in another layer of denim. There is even a silhouette of jean on jean in which the second set looks like denim chaps. That is pure fun!
This collection really has the energy of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. We all know that this is the time when social revolution fueled revolutions in fashion. That is what Y/Project is giving us in their Fall Winter 2016/17 collection. And just like the wears of the 1970’s, there is a hint of the Atlanta sissy in the collection. Case in point is the sheer top in black with red rose embroideries. The word “cunty” comes to mind when this piece literally comes from a sea of nowhere to make the collection that much more interesting.
Though some may disagree with this writer’s love of this collection. It does not really matter as mine is the only opinion that matters here. This collection may not be hailed as the best of the season for some. However, I predict that it will have an impact on men’s fashion in future seasons as it has a very clear character. That word, “character” is missing from most collections as everyone wants to play it safe. Just remember that when we start to see other houses imitating the buttons on the legs, the flairs and the zipper on sleeves, this writer will be the first to point out that they will have found them in the Fall Winter 2016/17 collection by Y/Project.