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For FW19, Yohji Yamamoto and adidas’ Originals ongoing collaborative label Y-3 dishes up a compelling range of tailored sportswear. Yamamoto’s penchant for black-on-black is self-evident once again this season, when Y-3 focuses on bringing back archival footwear and apparel from both adidas and Yamamoto, pulled from the ’70s, the ’80s, and the ’90s.

Floral prints – “toketa” in Japanese – are included via Japanese artist Azuma Makoto, who created blooming patterns that contrast against the largely monochromatic garments. An all-new, collegiate-style Y-3 logo is also introduced, shown on a classic varsity jacket silhouette.

As far as footwear, highlights include the Y-3 ZX Torsion, a silhouette inspired by 1984’s adidas ZX and updated for 2019 with Boost and Primeknit technologies, new models featuring blacked-out Carbon 4D midsoles, and the Y-3 Yuuto, which was the first-ever sneaker design to come from adidas and Yamamoto’s partnership in the early 2000s.

Housed in adidas’ hub space for Paris Fashion Week FW19 – the Amelot Garage, which was home to Y-3 and adidas Statement showrooms – the Y-3 show was attended by the likes of Jonah Hill, Jason Dill, Pusha T, Daniel Arsham, and other adidas collaborators.

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