Y-3 AUTUMN/WINTER 2014 – PARIS SHOW – WATCHED BY KANYE WEST
Superheroes might be the world’s only remaining hope…This is the message of a playful, surreal, and optimistic collection from Y-3, which showed for the first time during Paris Men’s Fashion Week at the Couvent des Cordeliers on Sunday.
Designer Yohji YamamotoMen’s and women’s pieces were presented together in a range of retro-tinged primary colors….models stalked the runway to superhero music themes and were watched by a front-row crowd including music icon Kanye West.The collection played up a contrast between utopia and dystopia—the former expressed in a hand-drawn manga comic strip that was magnified to bring a graphic texture to the clothes, the latter realized in dramatic, voluminous silhouettes in classic Yohji Yamamoto black, as well as deep scarlets, honey yellows, and dark indigos.Distressed fabrics and sumptuous fake furs contrasted with clean, polished, technical sportswear and luxurious, high-shine leathers. Designer Yohji Yamamoto poses backstage.
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