PARIS, Jan 19, 2014/ — New York’s loss is Paris’ gain. With Y-3’s move to Paris, New York lost one of its flagship shows. Still, for Y-3 fans, it is not a matter of where, it is a matter of when they will get a hold of collection!
Showing for the first time during Paris Men’s Fashion Week at the Couvent des Cordeliers on Sunday, January 19, 2014, the Y-3 Fall 2014 collection has the spirit of couture suffused with the courage of superheroes.
Explaining his inspiration, Yohji Yamamoto commented, “The collection is an hommage to the couturiers of the 1960’s. I wanted to infuse this spirit into it. I was also thinking of super heroes and the kind of clothes they wear. Cut for an active and fighting life style, so I brought these two worlds together.”
Men’s and women’s pieces were presented together in a range of retro-tinged primary colors. Clothes emphasized functionality and modularity to underscore Y-3’s commitment to the vision of sport-style. The message is a playful and optimistic, even surreal at times.
Stunningly revealed in an epic black and white setting with a neon light backdrop, models stalked the runway to superhero music themes and were watched by a front-row crowd including music icon Kanye West, Parisian socialites Louise Monot, Caroline Proust and Louis-Marie de Castelbajac, German actor Clemens Schick.
And to remind the audience that the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is around the corner,
adidas athletes Gwladys Épangue (Olympian/Taekwondo), Laura Flessel-Colovic (Olympian/Fencing) and Jimmy Vicaut (Sprinter) also sat front row.
Photos courtesy of Y-3