“My starting point is always construction” – Glenn Martens, creative director at Y/Project.
Y/Project is known for its choice use of materials, bold volumes and thought-provoking, architectural shapes. For SS19 the label played to its strengths by constructing adventurous silhouettes out of denim jeans, oversized denim jackets, lapelled leather outerwear, oversized sleeveless windbreakers, V-shaped blazers, and brightly colored pants with a single, folded pleat.
Compared to SS18 (the last season was deconstructed and weird, in a good way), perhaps the styles were a little more wearable than we’ve previously seen from Y/Project. Speaking to Martens after the show, the Belgian designer told us that while it’s imperative for his brand to always hit those notes of glamour and drama, “every collection has to be opulent, that’s very important for me”, he was looking to a sleeker silhouette for SS19.
“At Y/Project, we like to challenge everything”
Peep the looks in the gallery above, and in case you missed it check out the surfwear that was popping off at AMBUSH’s Paris Fashion Week presentation.