Y/Project SS19

Y/Project SS19

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This season Y/Project further established itself as the bleeding edge between streetwear and prêt-à-porter. Cable-knit, tartan, and encrusted pieces made their way down a red carpeted runway. Rather than its usual dramatic volumes, this season the Parisian House looked to simple manipulations. However exaggerated proportions were not left behind. Instead, they were grandfathered.

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Glenn Martins continued to focus on gesture—the way our clothes cover and posture us—much like the way you wear your pants changes your whole attitude. For example, the skirt-pant hybrids. We sew skinny body cons on one leg and a fluid and voluminous skirt over the other. This created a blended disproportion. And if the way you wear your pants changes your attitude, at Y/Project, clothing is about the way we carry ourselves.

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The looks felt more like simple canvases while accessories added punctuation. Additionally the Summer collection offered a debut of handbags as well as Linda Farrow Eyewear collaboration. Deep plunging bustiers, accordion-style leather bags, patchwork paisley boots, lucite clutches, and large silver collars were as intellectually appealing as they were desirable.

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Stylist Ursina Gysi’s hand was effortless. Iterations of past collections’ shapes were carried through. We saw slouch boots, but now, introduced in a monochrome look with easy jersey tops. She played with textures more than ever. All while keeping a profile that was much more a-line and slim than past collections. The collection was a lovely example of Martin and Gysi’s alchemical abilities to take traditional dressing cues and turn them into something strangely great.

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photography EMON TOUFANIAN

 
 

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