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Glenn Martens is once again shaking up the scene with his experimental collection that has little to do with fashion as a business, but rather as art. Within the framework of menswear FW21, Y/Project has deployed an androgynous symbiosis between menswear and womenswear, forming the conceptual brand’s most important proposal to date.
“As a brand, Y/Project is completely against the industry as it is today, but we are still growing, so I’m sure there are a lot of people who are also against it,” says Marten.
The Parisian house’s autumn-winter 2021 season features 64 looks with metallic threads integrated directly into the fabric. That is precisely the core of the narrative. They allow the wearer to twist, turn or fold the garments in a process of eternal customization. It’s a technique that Martens already included in the AW17 season, turning oversize shirts or opera dresses into ultra-versatile pieces.
The asymmetric game runs through the proposal: from bombers with overlays, trench coats with volumes, twisted and frozen shirts, or detachable trousers. The garments seem to have been suspended in time forever.
The collection is linked to the brand’s current collaboration with Canada Goose, which this season includes a couture rain cape. Closing the anarchic delivery, we find knitted jumpers with three collars, deformed technological tracksuits, or transparent Cinderella mules, which bring an escapist touch to this subversive universe.