Pure in its pursuit of escape and athleticism, surf subculture inspired a bold direction for Y-3 Spring/Summer 2015. Shown once again during Paris Men’s Fashion Week at the Couvent des Cordeliers on Sunday, June 29, 2014, the collection explored an energetic fusion of surf and punk. Men’s and women’s pieces debuted together in a vibrant, colorful, and technically accomplished aesthetic influenced by the past but set firmly in the future. Tailored sportswear in shimmering coated fabrics remained true to Y-3’s history of sport-style, which was set against a conceptual staging of colorful wooden fences and repurposed industrial materials.
Menswear similarly explored dichotomies of printed and solid, tailoring and volume, hard and soft. Neat polos and T-shirts came trimmed with this season’s bold Hawaiian motifs. Suit jackets featured a subtle tone-on-tone version of the print, while button-down shirts introduced a playful pattern of seaside iconography from Paris to Honolulu.