Yohji Yamamoto Explores His Obesssion With ‘Air Between The Body’ For Y-3 SS19
adidas joins forces with the legendary Japanese streetwear designer for the next technical installment of Y-3.
“The Y-3 SS19 collection defines new standards in volume, shape, and proportion,” reads the official statement attached to the Y-3 SS19 look book. Featuring the iconic three stripe motif, the Yohji Yamamoto lead project is back for 2019 with lightweight apparel and footwear which draws inspiration from parachuting and sailing. We’re also treated to new sneaker silhouettes like the Raito Racer for the season.
Shot at a Los Angeles shipyard, Y-3’s seasonal efforts aim to deliver “reversible, packable pieces, designed for maximum utility,” and uses billowing volumes and controlled proportions to combine both sport performance and fashion. “It’s a closer sense of my design; it’s nice,” says Yamamoto about the collection.
Shot by Angelo Pennetta, the SS19 collection has been “the imagery is rendered in a casual, offhand aesthetic that contrasts with the fluidity of the clothing,” the statement continues. “The sun-bleached primary colours of rusted equipment bring focus to the campaign’s black-and-white apparel and footwear. Presented editorial-style, each photograph distills the essence of the season on its own,”
You have unconventional fabrics and bold silhouettes. With utility pants, one-pocket cargos, flowing nylon ripstop tech shirts, and crepe long dresses are cut from loose organic cotton jersey, whilst cord textures add depth and shaping to the iconic pieces.
The Y-3 SS19 collection drops on Monday 7th January 2019 from y-3.com and Y-3 flagship stores worldwide. In other recent streetwear news you can also check out what’s dropping from the BAPE SS19 collection.