Posted on April 28 2016
At their essence, adidas and Yohji Yamamoto are united in their endless quest to define and dress one singular object: the human body in motion. With Spring / Summer 2016 Y-3 delivers a bold, iconic collection that explores a kinetic grace with sheer, fluid, ultra-light pieces designed to move – the 3 Stripes in Motion.
The collection originated in a series of sketches that Yamamoto imagined with rapid-fire creativity. The drawings yield the clothing itself, but also serve as decoration when printed as artwork across a range of apparel from tanks to T-shirts. Further inspired, Yamamoto created four self-portraits of himself in motion that are also used as graphic treatment.
Elsewhere in the collection, Yamamoto’s iconic inspiration is seen in men’s and women’s apparel bearing four characteristics: fluidity, color, print, and light. The range shows simplicity of form with easy, fluid, ergonomic lines—breezy sportswear designed to ride the wind. Bright pops of electric blue for men and candy red for women enhance a classic Y-3 color palette of black and white. Abstract prints create a study in motion, emphasising the elegant fluidity of the clothes. And Y-3 continues its forward strides in ultra-light design with air meshes and delicate jerseys that conjure a sense of easy elegance and couture comfort.
Footwear, meanwhile, further builds on two established icons: the adidas Boost and the Qasa. The Boost pairs adidas’ breakthrough performance cushioning with bold new upper designs, while the unmistakable Qasa profile evolves into cool summer sandals in a range of colors and materials for men and women.
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