November 25, 2020

Y/Project Men’s Spring 2018

Playing with the concept of wearability and versatility has been Y/Project’s driving concept since the get-go, but here there was a palpable shift into a cleaner, more controlled delivery.
Glenn Martens in his musings on normal-guy dressing likes to play tricks with the patternmaking, spinning intriguing proportions on silhouettes, and for spring it had a new elegance. Case in point: a dusty pink jacket over a white T-shirt with, spooling out from underneath the jacket, a voluminous black underlayer nonchalantly knotted over a matching super baggy pant. The following look pairing pink baggies with a ruched burgundy sweater and scarf, a belt trailing down the leg, was equally cool in terms of proportions. New iterations of his cult ruched denim were also featured.
Martens layered, draped and twisted fabrics to take silhouettes somewhere new. Double layers were also a leitmotif, like echo collars on polo shirts with trompe l’oeil sleeves knotted at the neck; second sleeves hanging off the backs of short-sleeved shirts, and matching sections hanging off the side of coats, giving a double-vision spin.
The closing outfit summed up the direction with an oversize black boxy suit and blue shirt and tie with draped extra volume at the side and an

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