In the realm of fashion, Y-3 and adidas present a captivating mix of style and practicality with the Fall/Winter 2023 Chapter 4 collection. The celebrated collaboration of Yohji Yamamoto and adidas transcends conventional athletic wear, showcasing a fusion of artistry and innovation that signifies a new chapter in their evolving narrative of stylish functionality.
The collection, a brainchild of creative genius and meticulous craftsmanship, is a testament to the art of ‘Subverted Function’. Yohji Yamamoto’s avant-garde vision breathes life into pieces that are not only visually striking but also adaptable and functional. The essence of disruption and elevation is woven into every thread, every stitch of this collection.
Winter-ready designs, inspired by adidas’ legacy of boundary-pushing innovation, are highlighted by puffers, parkas, and vests. These pieces are adorned with elevated metal zips and adjustable snap button closures, offering wearers the luxury of personalization and a touch of asymmetry.
The distorted brush stroke motif, a visual spectacle, graces a selection of apparel, manifesting in engineered all-over prints and graphic executions.
Footwear, the cornerstone of Y-3’s design ethos, sees the introduction of the Y-3 Gendo and Y-3 Kyasu. The Y-3 Gendo epitomizes Y-3’s design ethos, transforming the classic adidas Superstar with a reimagined aesthetic featuring a fully hollowed out TPU plate. In contrast, the Y-3 Kyasu offers a stark, brutalist take on minimalist footwear, available in both towering highs and subtle lows, characterized by its stitched upper and solid, brick-like outsole. The collection is complemented by the monochromatic elegance of the iconic Y-3 Superstar, Y-3 Marathon TR, and Y-3 Gazelle designs.
Accessories, the final touch to the holistic ensemble, include holdall bags, leg warmers, gloves, scarves, balaclavas, and a wearable vest bag. Each piece, a narrative of its own, contributes to the overarching story of aesthetic and functional harmony.
The unveiling of Y-3’s newest collection is amplified by a campaign that delves deeper than its predecessor, transitioning from the rhythmic beats of Berlin’s music world to the eclectic mix of its artist community. Through the lens of photographer and casting director Valeria, a narrative unfolds, painting a picture of a city marked by stark contrasts yet bound by the unyielding spirit of its inhabitants. The campaign, imbued with Y-3’s signature style, showcases a diverse ensemble of Berlin’s own, including painter and dancer, Cecile, sculptor and video artist, Henri, music producer, Gabriel, tattoo artist and painter, Sabi, agricultural sciences student, Mareline, art student, Yuuki, and DJ and music producer, Jannis.
Y-3’s Fall/Winter 2023 Chapter 4, a collection that defies norms, is accessible at adidas.com/y-3, Y-3 outlets, and selected retailers worldwide.