May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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ANNIVERSARY OF AN EXPERIMENT
New York: Yohji Yamamoto commemorated the 10th anniversary of his Y-3 collection for Adidas with an elegant twist on the label’s usual active apparel and accessories, pairing items like oversized athletic shorts with sateen double-breasted jackets. Running through a full spectrum of competitive sports, from tennis skirts and fitted fencing tops to boxing sneakers and equestrian caps, the designer worked with sheer chiffon textures and an abstracted version of the Adidas stripe. Slouchy and urban, but also feminine and draped, S/S 13 also went further with color this season by adding cobalt, ice blue and tangerine to a typically monochrome palette. Ending on voluminous dresses and chic fedoras, Y-3 will surely enjoy another decade of this experimentally charged collaboration.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Boxy / Lean / A-line / Draped / Long & lean
Color: Black / White / Beige / Cobalt / Tangerine / Ice blue / Fuchsia / Flame
Key Items: Wide walking shorts / Boxy double breasted blazers / Slick suiting / Anoraks / Pleated a-line skirts / Graphic leggings / Elongated jersey t-shirts / Cropped sweatpants
Materials: Sateen / Mesh / Canvas / Sheer chiffon / Jersey
Print + Pattern: Stripes / Watercolor florals / Feather prints
Details + Trim: Ruffles / Pleating / Draping / Patch pockets / Zippers
Accessories + Footwear: Tough leather belts / Knee-high socks / Cap-toe sneakers / Baseball caps / High-top sneakers / Tote bags / Oversized sunglasses / Sporty loafers / Panama hats / Leather ankle boots and sandals / Sheer scarves
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