The show itself was not without its theatrics. Held at the Armory on Park Avenue, the venue was filled with fog, and lasers made recurring appearances throughout the show. Midway through the runway presentation a slew of models walked out in tandem, and then proceeded to run backstage. The second half of the runway show featured a slew of models walking out in tandem, and then dropping their outerwear to reveal tees with words like “Three legs race” printed on them. To finish off the show, Yamamoto had a faux boxing match – first knocking out one of the models, then getting knocked out himself. One can’t say you’ll ever leave a Y-3 show without feeling like you were thoroughly entertaining. I just hope the designer getting knocked-out wasn’t a pessimistic parallel for tanking sales or store closings.
As for the fashions, it was the sneakers, as is usually the case, which left the most lasting impression – whether rounded, pointed, high-top, low-top, chunky, or slender. Overall, the collection was very dark this season. In fact, accessories notwithstanding, you could probably count on one hand the brightly colored pieces, so the shoes provided a nice way to break-up the dark looks. Particularly eye-catching were the sneakers with neon and metallic touches which played nicely against neon-rimmed shades.
The collection itself was exceedingly well styled, especially the more tailored looks which were often paired with sumptuous looking chunky scarves. With over 60 looks, there will be plenty to choose from for both men and women come fall.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.