Yohji Yamamoto and adidas‘ Y-3 collection is no stranger to pushing boundaries, and this Fall 2024 season is no exception. Forget passive sportswear – these garments are active partners, blending cutting-edge technology with natural elements for a hyper-natural experience that elevates both performance and aesthetics.
Enter a world where invisible technology whispers to the eye. Take the Lilac Bird, whose feathers are bursting with hidden infrared and ultraviolet hues, revealed only by special cameras. This quiet power echoes throughout the collection, with concealable logo stripes and adjustable details that allow you to personalize your look.
Y-3 masterfully plays with texture, blurring the lines between natural and synthetic. Rust stains dance with quilting on oversized pieces, while a tie-dye effect emerges from repeatedly over-dyed nylon, then flocked in a playful inversion of devoré. Pleather stands in for leather, a conscious nod to its artificiality, while perforated knits and sheer panels breathe new life into body-hugging garments.
Drape takes center stage this season. Narrow silhouettes are transformed into voluminous shapes, controlled by clever adjustments and modular elements. An asymmetrical pocket opens to add a touch of cubist flair to a sporty skirt, while detachable sleeves become versatile scarves. Marathon shorts conceal stretch leggings, and hidden pockets within pockets offer surprising functionality.
Even shoes get the hyper-natural treatment. Espadrilles with brick-like soles slide effortlessly into supple leather boots, creating a unique fusion of textures. This inventive spirit extends to Gore-Tex, which is artfully integrated into a variety of garments to provide both protection and style.