“Initially, the formal nave of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs seemed like a counterintuitive, though obviously not unpleasant, venue for the Y-3 show.
Yet as the lineup advanced through nylon pieces that expressed airy volumes and unrestricted movement, the vastness became a more fitting foil.
The two final looks consisted of huge, logo-scrawled skirts that billowed in the manner of sails or parachutes.
They were worn with athletic tops and sneakers, and in the right circumstances, they could end up on a red carpet or even at a sport-themed wedding.”
“Far more so than in recent seasons, this collection aligned Yohji Yamamoto’s ongoing pursuit of “air between the body” with Adidas’s expertise in innovative materials.
And both parties, in a brief interview together, expressed mutual admiration of the results. Yamamoto’s impressions: “It’s a closer sense of my design; it’s nice,” followed by Adidas vice president of global design Nic Galway’s: “Yohji’s way of cutting—we simply couldn’t do that by ourselves.”
The show notes pointed out that such emphasis on lightness was in the service of practicality—from packing to performing—over aesthetics.”