Fall of October 2002 saw the first of the Y-3 collaborations between Yamamoto and Adidas. You wouldn't have thought that Yohji's flawless designs and adidas sportswear aesthetic would be a good fit but between them they managed to create a truly beautiful and immensely popular range of clothing. The clothing includes sportswear for those who don't wear sportswear and some truly original footwear that appeals to both those who love adidas' brand of streetwear and some less street items for those of us who don't like to wear 'trainers'.
They have regularly collaborated since then and they continue to impress me. Their A/W 2011 collection is truly 'Yohji'. His clothing has a distinctly original feel and look to it with form fitted garments often in his signature colour - black. He has created trainers for women that are sexy and feminine often with a wedge and full of colour to give a brighter look to his collection.
He is one of my favorite designers and he has transformed the way Japanese designers are seen in the West. Collaborating with Adidas means those of us without a designer budget can still afford to wear items that are distinctly Yamamoto.
I'm in love with the wedge trainers in the 8th picture. I love the bright colours. In this collection they even do heels :)
What's your favorite items my dear readers :)