Japanese designer, Yohji Yamamoto continues to create a fascinating collaboration with authentic sportswear brand adidas. The latest Y-3 collection is inspired by sneaker culture, think sport in spirit without a compromise on functionality. The “Y” stands for Yohji Yamamoto, the “3” represents the signature Adidas three stripe logo and the “-” signifies the link between the two. Adidas represents the sport whilst Yohji Yamamoto represents the design, together they have developed the future in sportswear.

Y-3 SS16 Collection

The show began with an opening salvo of Y-3’s typical fare, with a parade of black-heavy sportswear looks featured elongated, drapey silhouettes and abstract silhouettes, and strayed further and further into graphic territory, as a number of pieces were adorned with vibrant smoke prints and horizontal stripes.

Y-3 SS16 Collection

Arriving in its usual colour palette of black and white, the latest drop of apparel showcases a range of fashion imagining itself as sportswear. Expect Yohji to apply his unique aesthetic to classic adidas track pants and sweats with air meshes and delicate jerseys that conjure a sense of easy elegance and couture comfort.

Y-3 SS16 Collection

The new Kyujo silhouette first debuted at Paris Men’s Fashion Week, making a statement amongst an extensive Y-3′s sneaker offering. The Kyujo High’s mesh textile body is styled with geometric deconstructed detailing, sat upon the trademark Y-3 outsole. Expectedly, we see the iconic Qasa silhouette returns in its ‘forward thinking’ design. One of Y-3’s best loved models continues to play with proportion in a variety of traditional performance detailing – seen with the vibrant smoke print. Utilising one of the most innovative and advanced technologies, the Retro boost sneaker fuses the energy return of adidas boost™ midsole with a simplified yet futuristic neoprene uppers.

Y-3 has defined and dressed the human body in motion. The Y-3 SS16 Collection is available now at EndClothing.com.