Inviting guests to take a dive into joyful childhood memories, Paris-based label Y/PROJECT hosted its homme AW20 show in a giant balloon-filled playground at Paris fashion Week Men’s. For this season Creative Director Glenn Martens created a show with an effusion of deconstructed shapes, colours and textures celebrating versatility and individuality.
Men’s suiting turned inside out with exaggerated seams and panels of colourful satin wrapped in tulle, set the tone of a joyful and prolific collection. A plunging bodysuit over high waisted trousers with a sharp V cut at the front, prolonged by long straps tied around the waist was also another statement piece sent to the catwalk. The tying concept was developed on shirts, tank tops, skirts and trousers, translating classic pieces into playful garments. Each piece is an experience and a mean of personal expression.
Also presented this season is a new sailor knot-shaped bag, as well as a reversible, folding logo tote bag with a cashmere print that can also be used as scarf, and the iconic accordion bag was developed into an everyday tote version..
The brand’s creative vocabulary is continued this season in new variations: the coats’ lapels split in two create a pop-up effect, a shoulder clip blurs the structure of classic pieces, sweaters are doubled and mohair knit pieces are slashed. 3D seams on the front panel of trousers are a reinterpretation of pieces seen years ago on the Y/PROJECT runway.
An exclusive collaboration this season is with the Toronto outerwear expert Canada Goose, presenting a six piece capsule collection – including asymmetric parkas, sweaters and reversible beanies. Re-imagining Canada Goose’s most iconic styles, this collaboration mixes playful proportions with functional outerwear to deliver the pinnacle of performance luxury.
*Images courtesy of Y/PROJECT*