Surrounded by the scores of well-wishers backstage, Yojhi Yamamoto was grinning. Perhaps it was because he’s celebrating his 10th anniversary designing his Y-3 collection for Adidas, or maybe because David Beckham had just hugged him. Regardless, Yamamoto was excited about his spring lineup, which was brimming with great pieces. “In the world right now, fashion is sh-t,” he said. “It’s too sexy, it’s too cheap-looking. I want the future — new street fashion.”
Yamamoto never met a classic he didn’t want to tweak; there’s always something special. So for women, he lopped off the fronts of jackets and tops for a high-low effect, their collars in contrasting colors. He paired them with oversize shorts, while dresses were layered and often in mixed fabrics for a great visual effect.