If there ever was a collection that perfectly sums up where fashion is nowadays, it’s Y-3’s Fall 2019 offering. The show, held during haute couture week against a bevy of mega couture brands and other daring labels, marked the 15th anniversary since legendary designer Yohji Yamamoto teamed up with German sportswear behemoth Adidas, creating the Y-3 subline. And while the event wasn’t necessarily in celebration of this milestone, it was, however, a beautiful reminder of the collaboration’s impact in fashion and where the industry currently is. Recently, most labels, even those run by designers who perpetrated the sportswear trend of years past, were focusing more on traditional tailoring. Yamamoto seemed to be one of them, and for this collection, he injected his signature couture-like skills when constructing his sportswear looks. Although most still had that streetwear element to it—one that’s bound to attract the millennial crowd,—they also evoked a refinement that was modern and sophisticated. The silhouettes were longer and leaner, allowing the models to move with such distinguished strides that one would think they were watching a couture show. The floral prints by the end emphasized the tinge of classic elegance that the legendary designer inserted onto the runway. This was truly a magnificently modern show, and here’s to hoping there will be more of this for the next 15 years!
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