The Y-3 partnership, between innovators Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas, seamlessly bridged gaps in performance fashion with their Spring Summer 2019 collection. Form and function marry well, Yamamoto’s use of Adidas’ newly developed all-weather GORE-TEX, nylon, and cotton translate into monochromatic layers. Drawstrings, zippers, pull-tabs, and mesh linings are a testament to the versatility applicable to every individual garment. Arguably, this collection garners the most “Yohji” resemblance to Yamamoto’s own mainline brand, focusing on his signature cut, away from the body, and darkly subversive branding with nautical graphics. So, what is the Y-3 proposition for Spring Summer 2019? Perhaps an accessibility to the ideal of lightness through the utility of darkness.