Spring Summer 2019
The Y-3 Spring/Summer 2019 collection defines new standards in volume, shape, and proportion—driven by Yohji Yamamoto’s obsession with “air between the body” and fueled by adidas’ revolutions in engineering and fabrication.
This season, the German athletics pioneer and the esteemed Japanese designer push the limits of innovation, technology, and functionality to deliver lighter-than-lightweight apparel and footwear inspired by parachuting and sailing, as expressed through Yamamoto’s signature billowing volumes and controlled proportions. The collection combines the seemingly polar worlds of sport performance and high-fashion tailoring to offer reversible, packable pieces designed for maximum utility.
The Spring/Summer 2019 campaign captures some of the season’s most directional pieces, with their bold silhouettes and thoughtful material-mix combinations, against the soaring industrial backdrop of a Los Angeles shipyard. Photographed by Angelo Pennetta and styled by Haley Wollens, the imagery is rendered in a casual, offhand aesthetic that contrasts with the fluidity of the clothing. The sun-bleached primary colors of rusted equipment bring focus to the campaign’s black-and-white apparel and footwear. Presented editorial-style, each photograph distills the essence of the season on its own.