After celebrating 10 years of his Adidas partnership, Yohji Yamamoto said backstage that this Y-3 collection was a new start, noting, “I want to bring more excitement.”
First on his agenda was collaborating with famed graphic artist Peter Saville, who made recent news after Kanye West’s “Yeezus” album cover art closely mimicked Saville’s design for New Order’s single, “Crystal.” For Y-3, Saville created a rainbow graphic in multiple colorways that was printed on micro-mesh T-shirt dresses and the sleeves of an elongated blazer. Elsewhere, there were sporty styles in classic black with the signature Adidas triple stripe strategically placed — on the bodice of one look, around the hem of another, even on some of the tailored pieces.
Other than the Saville looks, the men’s collection took a step back toward more defined streetwear with updated proportions and layering, i.e., elongated polos over extra-long T-shirts over fitted sweatpants. The result was a lineup on-trend with today’s designer street fashion.