June 23, 2017
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Y/Project
Paris, France – The new collection by Y/Project is an exercise in expressing ideas on masculinity and fashion attitudes. This is achieved by taking us back to late 1960s and to the early 1990s for inspiration.
Y/Project has decided to break ground by putting in a mix of silhouettes that include suits and denim. The denim is fully visible in the jeans, who have cuts inspired by the men’s fashion of the late 1960s. They are completed with very visible, metallic studs. The suits borrow their inspiration from the early 1990s. The body of the jackets are cut much longer and the lapels are wider. However, some are made far more modern thanks to their slimming cut while others are completely oversized like their original counterparts.
One of the strongest details of the collection comes in the cut of the trousers and some jeans. They have been purposely cut to have a triangular dip from the mid-waist down to the crouch. Some reveal the skin directly with this dip. Others that do not reveal the skin still have a triangular dip created with an overlay of additional material.
The tops worn with the outfits are done in knit, cotton and sheers. It’s interesting to see the embroideries on the sheer tops that reveal the skin. That is a contrast in materials and far more than the one proposed by the jackets done in leather and knits.