Launched in 2002 from a collaboration between illustrious fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto and legendary sportswear brand Adidas, Y-3 birthed an entirely new product category. Blurring the boundaries between style and sport, Y-3 blends luxury with craftsmanship and forward thinking to create stylish innovative designs.
This unified brand was unveiled with the aim to utilise innovation and high craftsmanship to inspire creative modernity within the fashion and sports industry. Now a few years down the line, the brand has perfected a blend of cutting edge fashion with sportswear functionality into their highly sought after designs.
This new Autumn/Winter Y-3 collection is an authentic return to the brand’s roots, with a revelation in rebellion and reinvention. Y-3 reveals the artistry of its modernist, tough and industrial edge within this collection. Reoccurring themes such as elongated, powerful silhouettes with flowing patterns in dark monochromatic palettes mixed with electric pops of colour, signify the blend of classicism and rebellion. The collection comprises apparel, footwear and accessories divided up into four key themes; future sport, rebuild, industrial sport and sixty feet tall.
Each of these four key themes is explored below…
This theme focuses on the return to Y-3’s roots with an emphasis on style and innovation. Unveiling a new breakthrough fabric that changes colour from black to grey when exposed to heat, revealing intricate marbled patterns within its weave. ‘Future Sport’ explores the perfect blend of high fashion with sportswear, by fusing elegant tailoring with a bold sporty aesthetic. Futuristic shapes and cuts are then combined with the brand’s signature three stripes to create a new innovative pathway towards stylish yet functional fashion.
Rebuild explores the division between classicism and rebellion by deconstructing Yamamoto’s refined timeless tailoring and reconstructing it with a touch of rough and naivety. The theme sees Y-3 using DIY finishes such as introducing industrial zips down the placket of an otherwise perfect white shirt. So perfectly designed futuristic sportswear is finished off by imperfect alterations with cord, teeth and zip tapes. Prominent details within this theme include re-proportioning and naive twists being introduced to highly constructed garments, in order to create imperfectly perfect designs.
Industrial sport is an atmospheric take on modern sportswear that explores the harmonious synchronicity of dusty dishevelled, technically advanced, clean and simple silhouettes. This moody perspective on sportswear experiments with dusty but technical elements, installing clean cuts with an overall minimal aesthetic. The theme inspires striking designs which flaunt the brand’s desired pathway into modern progressive sportswear.
SIXTY FEET TALL
This theme channels powerful energy and confidence into an elongated silhouette. Sixty Feet Tall features powerful sportswear crafted in confidence, boasting the brand’s key elements. The theme sees length as a dominating presence, it plays a significant role which explores shapes and silhouettes that elongate and empower the body. Designs inspired by the theme’s exaggerated extremes focus on reinventing and refreshing the brand’s signature aesthetic.
WHAT’S NEW IN FOOTWEAR…
These trainers from Y-3 for men are an ideal wardrobe staple. Taking on the classic Adidas Stan Smith trainer, they come in a chunky textured mid-sole and rounded toe. Featuring a white colour base, white lace fastening, with silver metal zip detailing on each side. For an alternative look, the laced panel can be detached to reveal a unique slip on design, with a large logo embossed across the front. The trainers are perfect for combining with smart/casual styles, ideally slim fit trousers and casual shirt.
- White leather upper
- Removable lace up front panel
- Debossed brand detailing on tongue
- Embossed brand logo on heel tab
- Cushioned leather insole
- Style Number: BB4797
These sleek black Yohji Run trainers have a futuristic appeal. Crafted from breathable neoprene, they feature a lace fastening front, three stripe detailing and a rubber sole. Stylishly trimmed in suede and enhanced with boost energy-returning midsoles, they will add a little spring to your step. Ideal for gym and casual wearing, the trainers are perfect when combined with gym gear or any smart/casual outfit.
- Black neoprene base
- Embossed logo pattern on tongue
- Three stripe detailing on each side
- Boost energy-returning midsoles
- Y-3 brand logo on heel
- Style Number: BB4865
Introducing these distinctive ‘Qasa High’ neoprene trainers, the end result of impeccable craftsmanship. The striking trainers come in a striking grey colourway, with a high top design, lace-up front, wraparound elastic panels, cushioned chunky rubber sole and the brand’s logo at the rear. These sturdy sole trainers will take your smart/casual outfit to new stylish heights.
- Grey neoprene upper
- Elasticated band detail on each trainer
- Lace fastening
- Cushioned insole and foam rubber midsole
- Brand detailing on heel
- Style Number: BB4734
Y-3’s Kyujo trainers can transform a simple jeans and t-shirt combination into a stylish fashion statement in just the blink of an eye. They were crafted using premium cut leather, featuring a lace up front, black and suede leather side strap and cushioned insole. Sitting on a unique black rubber outsole, the trainers boast the brand’s detailing, with the logo sat atop the tongue and debossed on the rear.Wear with any slim fitting trousers/jeans and casual shirt.
- Black leather base
- Lace up fastening
- Black leather and suede side strap
- Brand detailing on heel and tongue
- Statement rubber outsole
- Cushioned insole
- Style Number: BB4736
NEW CLOTHING DESIGNS…
Inspired by the collection’s themed long-line features, this t-shirt comes in a white or alternative black colourway with a crew neck, short sleeves and over-sized vented hem. Featuring an uneven hem that falls long on the back, which gives an overall elongated look. The t-shirt flaunts the brand’s logo on the left sleeve, with the signature three stripes rubberised at the back, a statement piece for any smart/casual style. Striking when worn with slim fitting trousers and trainers.
- White or black colour options
- Crew neck
- Short sleeves with brand logo on left sleeve
- Uneven vented hem
- Rubberised three stripe detailing
- Made from cotton and elastane
- Style Number: AZ5791
These long johns are the perfect way to complete any casual or athletic look. Stylish yet comfortable, they come in a black colour base with an elasticated ribbed drawstring waistband. Featuring banded cuffs, a rubberised brand logo on the right leg and the signature Y-3 three stripe detailing. Stylish when worn as part of gym-wear looks or with a casual/smart style combinations.
- Black base
- Banded cuffs
- Rubberised stripe detailing
- Brand logo on right side of leg
- Style Number: B47527
Complete your smart/casual outfit with this alluring short sleeved polo shirt. Designed using premium cut organic cotton in black, white and grey colour alternatives. The polo shirt features a printed brand logo on the left sleeve, three button placket and small side vents on a straight hem. Combine with any smart look trousers or casual trousers and finish off with a pair of casual shoes or trainers.
- Black base
- Brand logo on sleeve
- Ribbed collar
- Three button placket
- Straight, vented hem
- Made from 100% organic cotton
- Style Number: AP6273
THE LATEST ACCESSORIES…
Style meets practical with this new striking lanyard. Crafted using an exquisite combination of soft to the touch rubber in contrasting black and orange, this lanyard features a silver metal key ring and silver chrome lanyard clip perfect for storing keys and other attachable valuables. The lanyard comes complete with the brand’s signature finishing touches and a stylish debossed brand logo. Being on the go has never been easier, use for sports and general use.
- Rubber and metal material combination
- Orange and black contrasting colour base
- Silver metal chrome key ring
- Silver chrome lanyard clip
- Debossed Y-3 branded logo
- Black and orange rectangular prisms and balls on chain
- Style number: AZ8773
High fashion meets casual street style with this new cap, perfect for injecting a little attitude to your casual look. Made using premium cut wool in a black colourway, the cap features a striking, abstract all over print and bold brand logo printed on the front. It comes with an adjustable strap designed to enhance comfort for any head shape. For a stylishly alternative look, wear backwards with a smart/casual outfit combination.
- Made using premium wool
- Black colour base
- Abstract all over print design
- Adjustable strap fastening
- Y-3 brand logo on the front
- Style number: B34660
In the spirit of all that is elegant and sporty, Y-3 unveil this ‘Qasa Backpack’. Fusing innovation and spotless craftsmanship to create a practical yet stylish design, perfect for everyday casual wearing. The backpack comes in a striking grey or black neoprene base, featuring an elastic band around the front for structural support. The inner compartments are padded and secure with a snap button closure system, while the back and shoulders are meshed and padded for optimum comfort.
- Grey or black colour options
- Two adjustable shoulder straps and one carry handle
- Zip pocket on front of bag and two internal zip pockets
- Laptop and tablet inner slip compartment with snap button closure
- Embossed Y-3 logo on leather patch on top of bag
- H46 cm x W29 cm x D18cm
- Style Number: AZ7844