Thursday, 4 October 2012

Y3 by Yamamoto

Y3 by Yamamoto: Easy Breezy

New York: Yohji Yamamoto continued his tradition of marrying avant-garde Japanese minimalism to technical activewear for Y3. Though not as dramatic as past offerings from the pairing, there were plenty of drapped and flowing monotone looks, offset by triple stripped athletic socks and hi-top basketball shoes. Vivid tropical florals in aqua, lilac, and melon added a hint of energy and exoticism to otherwise stolid active items like lightweight parkas. Bermuda shorts, which appeared in a number of iterations, were universal standouts, as were floppy camp camps and monochrome logo fitteds. Though this collection failed to break into new territory it was more than acceptable and full of items that will be welcome in fans’ closets come spring. —Andrew Luecke

Silhouette: Athletic flow

Color: Jet black / Athletic white / Navy / Lilac / Pigeon grey / Aqua / Melon orange / Mango

Key Items: Lightweight parka / Pinstriped shorts / Ringer collar Henley / Floral track jacket / Bermuda shorts

Materials: Linen / Cotton jersey / Denim / Nylon

Print + Pattern: Tropical floral / Pin stripes / Triple stripes / Repeating triple stripes

Details + Trim: Double action zippers / Patched shoulders

Accessories + Footwear: Branded suspenders / Shower sandals / Leather hi-tops / Canvas slip-ons / Cross-strap trainer / Bug-eye sunglasses / Camp caps / Logo fitteds

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