Fila's Y/Undertaking hook-up is collaboration gold
This 12 months Italian sportswear model Fila turns 110 years outdated and to have a good time it has been getting into laborious with the collaborations. Already the label maybe finest identified for its “Disruptor” trainers has partnered with American label Brooks Brothers on a preppy tennis-inspired assortment, in addition to with Scandi model Wooden Wooden and even grooming powerhouse Acqua Di Parma. Now it’s turning its consideration to one of the thrilling manufacturers on the planet, Y/Undertaking.
Because the appointment of 38-year-old Glenn Martens as inventive director in 2013, the Paris-based label has been extensively celebrated for its modern strategy to silhouette. It has scooped the esteemed ANDAM Household Fund Award twice, in 2017 and 2020, permitting Martens to flourish with its funding. The seasonal collections are a few of the most intriguing to look on the Paris catwalks and jackets include dropped shoulders and billowing sleeves, shirts carry uneven creases down one facet to create a ripple phantasm, low-cut denims have V-shaped waistlines and boots come thigh-high, typically worn with little greater than a chunk of outsized outwear.
Beneath Martens' course, Y/Undertaking has additionally been participating in a bunch of collaborations, together with final 12 months's hook-up with Canada Goose. The pair dropped a twist on the latter's signature jacket silhouettes: puffer jackets had been warped, with fastenings reaching throughout the physique from underarm to neck, whereas shell bombers had lopsided zip formations.
Fila's Y/Undertaking assortment was proven in its entirety throughout Paris Trend Week Males's this weekend. Sitting inside Martens' SS'22 providing, the gathering sees the designer's signature distortion and warping carried throughout Fila's staple and sports-centric clothes akin to T-shirts, hoodies, polo neck clothes and windbreakers, in addition to caps, sneakers and tennis luggage. The include double collars, strategically positioned snap buttons akin to these in Martens' Canada Goose collab, doubled-up sweatpants and asymmetrical fastenings. There was additionally co-designed footwear on supply, which takes the type of a futuristic moon boot-cum-basketball sneaker and carries dual-branding.
Of the gathering, Martens, who additionally creatively heads up Diesel, stated, “I see this collaboration, actually, as a wedding of Y/Undertaking’s experimental spirit and Fila’s modern drive grounded in sportswear. The method was as simple because it was enjoyable and it allowed me to overtly discover a streetwear course that felt new. There’s a contemporary, completely happy vibe to the endeavour that I feel is true for this second.”
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