Y/Project x Fila collab collection to launch next year
As part of its 110th anniversary celebration, Fila is to launch a collaboration with French label Y/Project. Under creative director Glenn Martens, Paris-based Y/Project has been making a big impact in recent years and Fila said the link-up “is the marriage of two identities, resulting in a unique collection that fuses the design aesthetic of both brands”.
Glenn Martens gave a “warped Y/Project twist” to Fila staples such as the T-shirt, the hoodie, the polo-neck dress, the windbreaker, caps, sneakers, weekend and tennis bags.
Each piece features details “that allow multiple ways to wear the garment, making it one’s own: double collars, strategically placed snap buttons, asymmetrical buttoning, double sweats, and a shoulder strap that looks caught in the wind,” we’re told.
Fila said that “as a whole, the collection exudes a bold streetwear feel that is made even bolder by the graphic play of juxtaposed logos”.
And Martens added that he sees the collab “as a marriage of Y/Project’s experimental spirit and Fila’s innovative drive grounded in sportswear. The process 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”.
We can’t yet judge the output of all this for ourselves as the only release so far has been the logo for the project. The actual products don’t launch until March 2022, although we’ll see a preview at the next Y/Project fashion show on June 27.
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