Y/PROJECT Master of Illusions
Glenn Martens likes history, and it shows. His silhouettes and cuts speak loudly of a passion he has claimed since the beginning.
The Belgian creative director of Y/Project and his team brought together baroque and contemporary inspirations in a single collection. Puffy sleeves on a short vest, so regal, a rugby polo reinvented with pleats on the shoulders, so fancy, the brand transcends simple garments. Appearances can be deceiving, and Y/Project’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection toys with our first impressions – and we love it!
Y/Project infuses second degree in its clothing, toying with shapes, overlaying pieces to create illusions, for instance this shirt-sweatshirt both worn and attached on the shoulders, at the same time.
For women, skin peaks through the jeans, making things sensual, while men’s costume pants turns oversize, baggy almost. With pleats, textures and draperies, they bring relief to the silhouette. Chiaroscuro in organza, creating on the body evanescent contours, reminiscing Turner’s sunsets, while pearls on a see-through top underline the finesse of the collection.
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