Shortly after presenting his debut collection as Diesel’s creative director in Milan, Glenn Martens was back to the day job unveiling his Y/Project SS22 line-up alongside a fresh collaboration with Fila to celebrate the Italian brand’s 110th anniversary.
“I see this collaboration, really, as a marriage of Y/Project’s experimental spirit and Fila’s innovative drive grounded in sportswear,” the designer said. “The process was as easy as it was fun, and it allowed me to openly explore a streetwear direction that felt new. There is a fresh, happy vibe to the endeavour that I think is right for this moment.”
The fun part shone bright through the collection, which featured Martens’ signature, experimental pattern cutting – trademark suspender jeans, asymmetrical denim separates and jackets, dresses and silky skirts gathered at the waist – but also convertible garments like knits with multiple head holes and strappy mini dresses with an organza layer designed to be adjustable with a drawstring for full or minimal coverage.
FILA’s sportswear heritage filtered across jersey pieces and windbreakers printed with the brand’s ubiquitous logo but cut Y/Project style with contrasting panels, cut-out necklines and snap fastenings that allow for various styling possibilities. The looks were accessorised with updated vegan rubber mules from Y/Project’s joint line with Melissa, statement jewellery and a revisitation of FILA’s iconic 90s Grant Hill basketball sneakers.
All images courtesy of Y/Project
Words from Hero-magazine.com