Y-3 Spring 2013
"In the world right now, fashion is sh*t," said Yohji Yamamoto backstage at his 10th anniversary show for Y-3. "It's too sexy, it’s too cheap-looking. I want the future — new street fashion."
What's new for Yamamoto is a selection of refreshed classics that will undoubtedly help move the sportswear conversation forward without necessarily reinventing the wheel. The garments themselves spoke to a refined athleticism — some in straightforward black and white, others wildly multicolored. The women's clothing, from double-breasted jackets to elegant printed dresses, was cleanly tailored, but sporty enough to perform if the occasion called for it. The men's clothing at times carried a comfortable slouch, most noticeable in an oversize short sleeve mesh hoodie.
Perhaps the most interesting part of the collection, though, were the many ways Yamamoto used the iconic Adidas three-stripe logo: everything from women's blazers and knee-high socks to men's trousers and printed t-shirts were decorated with it.