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SMELLS LIKE YOHJI SPIRIT

New York:  With its striking special effects and set, and a multitude of models, Yohji Yamamoto’s collection for Adidas remains one of the most dramatic shows of New York Fashion Week. For S/S 11, the Park Avenue Armory transformed to a dimly-lit, mirrored dance hall with The Duke Spirit performing live. Known for edgy and unapologetic mash-ups of activewear and tailoring, Y-3 merged goth elements with tough moto jackets and glam rock-worthy fabrics. Techno suits, pieced woven shirts and nylon tuxedo jackets (complete with tails) made the show an affair to remember. Despite the show’s unconventional styling, the shoes were headliners with a fully foldable sole on the new Kubo shoe and reflective threading and treatments on other styles. For the first time, Yamamoto added Oxfords and elegant brogue boots to the mix.

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