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Y/Project was created by Yohan Serfaty in 2010. After his passing, in 2013, his first assistant Glenn Martens took on the artistic direction of the Fashion House.
A graduate of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Glenn Marten’s style is about sharpness, avant-garde, and comes off as somewhat eccentric and androgynous, with layering statement pieces and adjustable features. His female silhouettes are refined and strong, his sense of masculinity is as brutal as it is tasteful.
Acclaimed by professionals, Martens saw his work for Y/Project reach the 2016 LVMH Prize Finals.
For Y/Project’s menswear Spring/Summer 2017 presentation, Martens invoked the sun and the wind, an a touch of sea salt, even, on urban silhouettes. Denim was everywhere, ranging in pastels, florals prints and see-through tops. His Women collection, unveiled a newly found and structured sensuality: between bustiers that cinched the waist, and his play of contrasts via pleats and ruffles, the Y/Project is into reshaping the body. Deeper and flashier colors stroke the eye, and the skin sporadically shows, with opened pant legs, sliding shoulders and reinvented chaps.