Yohji Yamamoto is known for putting an edgy approach to all of his clothes. Its characteristic oversized designs in black often include drapes of different textures.
Born in Tokyo, Yamamoto graduated from Keio University with a law degree in 1966. His mother was a dressmaker who owned a shop in Kabukicho, the quintessential amusement and entertainment district of Tokyo's Shinjuku district. Yamamoto's mother let him work in her store to learn from sewing assistants after studying law and leaving his career unhappy. At her request, he also enrolled at Bunka Fashion College, now famous for training designers of the stature of Kenzo Takada, Junya Watanabe and Yamamoto himself.
After finishing his studies at Bunka, he received an award to complete a one-year stay in Paris, but it was in Japan that Yamamoto began to express himself as a designer. He created a small ready-to-wear company that little by little was getting buyers in the main cities of Japan. The success made him think back to Paris and Yamamoto returned to the French capital in the early 1980s to open his first store. Since then, Yamamoto has achieved global brand recognition.
From its great success a meeting between icons is born. Adidas Y Yohji yamamoto they reinterpret the codes of their classic designs. A milestone in the 16-year history of Y-3.
This season's design process focuses on the 70s, 80s and 90s, three crucial decades in the history of Y-3 Y Yohji yamamoto. The result is a collection that includes designs drawn from the archives of both collaborators with reinterpreted silhouettes and colors. Y-3 adapts the aesthetics of Yamamoto to adidas designs and renew your own style with adidas technological innovations. A proposal that elevates and redefines the concept of collaboration.
Within the collection are the Kaiwa:
Taken from the archives, Y-3 returns with a silhouette of runner taking inspiration from progressive design: Kaiwa. The model is very dynamic and applies the philosophy of minimalist design to a pioneering sports style that is fused with details in leather and velvet.