Brand: Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 x Yohji Yamamoto Ground Y x New Era

Buy: Yohji Yamamoto's web store and Japanese Ground Y flagships from August 5.

Editor's Notes: Say what you will about Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045, the recent Netflix-exclusive anime adaptation of the classic Ghost in the Shell manga. Go ahead, say what you will: I really don't mind. If you liked it, loathed it, all good. It wasn't my cup of tea (totally fine with just the original movies and Stand Alone Complex show) but I don't think less of anyone who felt otherwise. Now, this new Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 collection from Yohji Yamamoto's Ground Y sub-label? It's no good. Simple as that.

Ground Y, for those unaware, is Yamamoto's youthful sub-label focused on collaborations and diffusing Yamamoto's signatures into more affordable drops. A lot of its joint efforts are quite cool: the recent Evangelion offering was just dandy, for instance. In fact, when Ground Y first partnered with the Ghost in the Shell franchise in 2019, it was a lot more fun than this new offering but guess they can't all be bangers.

Kinda appropriate given the very mixed reviews garnered by SAC_2045. Maybe, like that series and its upcoming compilation film, this Ground Y line is just for the heads.

To be fair, the presence of New Era — a frequent Yamamoto partner these days — probably explains why this drop is so plain. It comprises only five pieces — a coaches jacket, hoodie, T-shirts, and a cap — and they're all very basic, with monochrome graphics atop a black base. There are some illustrations of protagonist Major Kusanagi provided by talented SAC_2045 character designer Ilya Kuvshinov and co-branding here and there, but it's all very tame, yielding pretty straightforward graphic fare that's much more of New Era's aesthetic than Yamamoto's.

Ground Y really cranks out the collabs these days so it surely has another one in the tank. Maybe that one will be a little more interesting.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.