This time I wanted to show so pictures of the runway show intervened with the behind-the-scene images taken at the model’s changing room. It gives us the opportunity to check out more details of the clothes. And especially in a more relaxed, and not in a choreographed manner like on the runway itself.
Whatever your personal response to the Y/Project aesthetic, you’ve got to admire all the steps that went into creating such outside-of-the-box clothing.
Designer, Glenn Marten, is totally grasping the classical streetwear elements (bombers, jeans) as well as tailoring, he twists them in order to deliver a translation firmly contemporary and postmodern.
Inch by inch, Martens is advancing his sensibility beyond the bulk to new faux leather jackets and vest hybrids, bi-material coats, and integrated layers that are far easier to grasp. The difference in his pant designs is remarkable; just a few seasons ago, jeans puddled with such excess that they looked as though a soft serve ice cream machine had gone into overdrive. Here, even accounting for the multi-seamed styles, the shapes were all within reason. The pairs featuring a side seam swooping forward to a front pleat delivered updated differentiation, as did the nicely proportioned knits with their yin and yang of pattern-blocking or drape.
And well, about his collaboration with Ugg – over-the knee, lots of furs and interesting detailing….may you be lucky enough to be able to grab one!