Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto Knitwear

Y-3 Yamamoto embodies the collaboration between luxury design and street style, union between the sportswear brand Adidas and the Japanese design legend Yohji Yamamoto.

After the brands 10th anniversary, this influential partnership keeps more and more popular season on season.

Yohji Yamamoto is an incredibly talented Japanese designer, a legend of fashion design.

The AW 16 collection synthesises the two stylistic emblems of the Nineties: minimalism and rave culture, proposing in this way an original insight of the recently born active-wear and a renewed street-wear vibe.

Yohji Yamamoto accentuated fashion and tailoring but, at the same time, he proposed an unexpectedly darker and more aggressive style in elongated, agile and dynamic silhouettes.

The range is an amalgamation of oversized shapes and matte patterns emanating an urban, even industrial, feel.

The key elements are long tunics and sweaters, for both men and women.

Layering is still a predominant feature, achieved through the juxtaposition of various garments of different lengths.

Many pieces present a modular construction with functional panel of different sizes constituting scarves or shawls. 

Another peculiar feature are  zips, zips, zips used in pockets, split in two along the garment closure, on the sleeves, not only practical elements, but also decorating pieces with a renewed structural function; some of those in fact were giving the actual shape to the garment.

A muted colour palette dominates the collection: black, white and varying shades of military green and gray, dashes of turquoise and orange provided a nice sense of contrast.

Overall, refined takes on the now-classic Qasa and Pure Boost are revealed, offering at the same time new and futuristic shapes with minimal construction and non-traditional seams.


These essentially cleaner, faster and more modern-looking silhouettes will define the future aesthetic.

At Hervia we share an admiration for international fashion collections that bring something different to the table, much like Y-3 Yamamoto. This label represents the collaboration between luxury design and stress style and is in fact the brain child of sportswear brand Adidas and Japanese design legend Yohji Yamamoto. After marking the brands 10th anniversary, this influential partnership keeps getting stronger along with the quality of the incredible collections season on season.

Who is Yohji Yamamoto?

Yohji Yamamoto is a designer from Japan who is renowned for his incredible talent for tailoring which has been utilised throughout his collaboration with Adidas. Using Yamamoto’s creations as a canvas, Adidas are able to showcase their bespoke style accents to create a perfect piece for the popular fashion collection time and time again.

What style does Y3 represent?

The Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto collection we have available here at Hervia is versatile enough to suit any fashion savvy wardrobe whilst also allowing the wearer to achieve an easy style statement. Shop our full range of Y3 products that mix grunge with sport luxe for a bespoke styling. Add to your designer collection with our selection of luxury trainers, clothing and accessories for both men and women. Team the famous Y-3 footwear with pieces from the Yohji Yamamoto mainline collection for casual chic.

SS15 collection by Y-3 plays with futuristic sportswear, bright colours and prints. "Surf now, apocalypse later" were the words stenciled onto the floor at the show with a gang of sun kissed avant-garde surfer models parading by. Including Yamamoto's signature fluid designs and hibiscus print the collection creates a tropical getaway vibe with slim fit sportswear, wide trousers and relaxed tops.

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