BACKSTAGE AT Y-3 SPRING-SUMMER 2016 PARIS
By Crash redaction
A review of the Y-3 SS16 collection
“It is time to move” said the Y-3 invitation in neon lights. Well, it is an understatement to say that the Y-3 SS16 collection moved the audience, that Sunday afternoon at the Lycée Carnot in Pairs. It was truly empowering. Located in the large, luminous school gym, the show began with an almost 10-minute long dance performance by the Tao Dance Theater. More than a performance, it felt like an art piece. The collection was everything we could ever dream of: fluid silhouettes, light fabrics and graphic detailing created a very dynamic ensemble that kept the audience on their toes. This season, Yohji Yamamoto returns to graphic purity with the iconic Adidas three stripes. It was all about movement, as the show invitation had announced. Both men and women silhouettes walked down the runway, showing great sportswear pieces that also had an attention to detail to them, like Yamamoto’s original sketches that were used as dynamic prints on tank tops and T-Shirts. The poncho remains the stand out of this collection: declined in three different forms, it perfectly finds its everyday use whichever we chose to adopt. On the footwear side, the iconic Adidas Boost and Adidas Qasa ruled the runway with brand new technical and style innovations. This collection was also the occasion to introduce the Kyuio trainer, between avant-garde design and incredible comfort. Probably one of the most compelling shows of the season.
As from June 29, the poncho in it black version and the white Qasa sneaker will be available for pre-order on Y-3.com