Y-3 FW20: Chapter 1

28 Aug 2020

As official stockists of Y-3, we were incredibly excited when the brand’s FW20 collection landed here at Hervia. Since 2003, the collaboration between Adidas and Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto has been providing us with bold and unique pieces that combine both functionality and style, with bold colourways and futuristic designs. The FW20 collection took inspiration from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (which sadly will now be 2021), fusing traditional sportswear styles with lifestyle pieces. Drawing inspiration from sports such as gymnastics, judo, night running, BMX and archery, the FW20 is divided into three ‘chapters,’ and today we’re taking an in-depth look at Chapter 1. This chapter is inspired by archery and urban night running, with pieces designed to support and protect the athlete, making use of waterproof fabrics and reflective elements. Ultimately, there’s a sleek and futuristic selection of cutting edge, functional designs that will fit right into your wardrobe this season. 

Slouchy Silhouettes

Slouchy silhouettes were a key feature in the Y-3 FW20 collection, instantly creating a casual, laid back look. These Wide-Leg Wool Trousers from the Men’s collection were one of our instant favourites, crafted from a wool flannel blend for warmth, while the reflective zipper and logo detail adds a futuristic twist. Pair with the Classic Mock Neck Long Sleeve T-Shirt to create a clean and effortlessly cool “fresh-off-the-catwalk” look. 

Moving into the Women’s collection, slouchy silhouettes are also a prominent fixture, with pieces such as the Classic Tailored Track Skirt blending sophistication and sportswear to create a truly unique addition to your wardrobe. Similarly, the Classic Wool Dress is perfect for casual, everyday wear with its relaxed fit and soft wool blend fabric. 

Eye-Catching Footwear

Y-3 is a brand that’s been known for its distinctive footwear and the FW20 collection is no different. It’s hard to narrow down some of our favourites from the new season, but one we’re sure will be a hit are these Yohji Pro Sneakers. Available in a sleek and sophisticated black or a crisp, fresh white, these high-top sneakers are a reinvention of the classic Adidas Superstars. The white design features contrasting colourways of black and blue, while the black provides a more understated, textured feel. Both proudly display the iconic three stripe branding, along with a leather and suede upper for plenty of comfort.

Speaking of contrast, we’re also loving the Sprint Sneakers, especially in this futuristic red and black combination. They fuse the classic track shoes with a modern twist, with hints of vibrant red which will instantly ensure you stand out. Alternatively, if you can’t resist a fresh white pair of sneakers, the Sprint design is also available in a contrasting black and white colourway too. Pair these super cool futuristic sneakers with the wide-leg trousers or the tailored track skirt and you’ll create a look that’s bang on trend.

Bold Graphics

The fashion house has provided us with bold, eye-catching pieces over the years, and there’s plenty of it on offer in Chapter 1 of the FW20 collection. One piece that we know will be a hit is the All-Over Graphic Print Jacket, which showcases imagery from Japanese artist Suzume Uchida to create a unique, vibrant jacket that is sure to wow wherever you go. Paired with practical elements too, including reflective detail, zip closure and elasticated cuffs, this one of a kind jacket is both functional and stylish. Uchida’s imagery is also featured on other pieces in the collection, such as the Graphic Print Hoodie, which combines digital and analogue techniques for an eye-catching layered look. 

It’s not just clothing that you’ll find the stand-out graphics either - it’s in the accessories too. We love the Graphic Print Tote Bag that will most certainly bring a futuristic twist to your collection. Crafted from a strong and sturdy canvas, along with mesh lined pocket, magnetised main compartment and two top handles, this ultra functional tote bag is ideal for everyday use, while the vibrant print to the front is sure to turn some heads. 

Reflective Designs

We’ve already touched on the reflective elements of certain pieces in the new collection, but the inspiration taken from urban night running has also meant Y-3 have graced us with some fabulous accessories that capture the trend too. The Oversized Reflective Logo Scarf will not only keep you warm this winter, it’ll ensure you stand out for all the right reasons too. Crafted from a soft wool blend, you’ll be protected from the elements, whether it’s during a run or on your morning commute. Combined with reflective material in the woven panels, you’ll stand out not only on the fashion front, but also on the safety one too. Similarly, the Reflective Backpack will make the perfect addition to your run, crafted from a lightweight material with breathable mesh panels. With plenty of room to store your essentials, including a detachable pouch, this functional backpack is also finished with logo detailing and a reflective panel to the front, ensuring you stay safe and stylish. 

Ultimately, the FW20 Y-3 collection is all about combining functional pieces with cutting edge style, and we think the brand has done exactly that. Don’t just take our word for it though, there’s plenty more where that came from. Explore the full collection today and discover the new range for yourself.

Written by Amy Jackson - Content and Features Writer at Discount Promo Codes  - 1st September 2020