Inspired by the pioneers behind the aviation industry, Harley Weir photographs a set of vertigo-inducing images for Y3, starring model Max Esken. The collection’s looks harken back to the tropes of military clothing, in particular those from the air force.
The maverick behind this Adidas collaboration, Yohji Yamamoto, chose strong military tones to uphold his brand of edgy minimalism, evident in the back-pocketed bombers, combat boots, and flight suits that took flight on the catwalk during the runway presentation. Even the details recall familiar focal points of the aviation process. from the broad diagonal lines of the aeroplane runway, the liberal use of buckles as a nod to seatbelts, and Yamamoto’s own navy and olive camouflage print combination to wrap up the spirited package. As always with Y3, a strong sneaker range came through this season, where Yamamoto’s signature deconstruction translated itself to unique footwear forms.