This year had been a rather turbulent one for Yohji Yamamoto. First, the Yamamoto turned out a well-received football-inspired collection for Y-3, then sometime around October, the designer filed for bankruptcy, but later investors appear and the whole thing turned out to be nothing more than a skip and scare (and well, some reviewing on finances). After all these, it seems like Y-3's Spring/Summer 2010 collection previewed by COLORFARM marks a certain optimistic sentiment, with a hope that the worst is over. Taking a peek at the upcoming releases from Y-3, it would be easy to understand why such a statement might seem befitting.
The Spring/Summer 2010 collection veers away from Yamamoto's signature monochromes and minimalistic aesthetics with blossoms of fantastical flower prints. The collection is highly reminiscent of sun, sea, sand and surf with bright, cheery yet surreal vivid photographic flower prints that might have been more Christopher Kane than anyone else. The recurring print of crisp white tropical flowers against an azure blue backdrop finds itself on sneaker uppers, soles, slippers, jackets and jacket linings, giving all items it graces an instant spirited uplift. These eye-catching numbers bode well with the surf motifs and silhouettes spotted at various Spring/Summer 2010 runways, and are sure to light up anyone's day. Take a walk on the wild side and work some summer appropriate pops of color into your wardrobe to celebrate surviving the dreary winter with Y-3. Stay tuned for more release information to come as this collection is limited to select Y-3 stores. via: COLORFARM