Adidas Originals and Yohji Yamamoto Release Y-3 ‘Chapter 2’

The floral-focused release channels the brand’s decade-spanning design archive.

Y-3, the longstanding collaboration between adidas Originals and Yohji Yamamoto, is back for its second Spring/Summer 2022 offering. Having unveiled the first chapter of the seasonal collection earlier this year, the newly unveiled ‘Chapter 2’ re-ups the pair’s commitment to movement-focused ready-to-wear and engaging accessories.

For the latest release, the duo looked to the concept of ‘Transformative Optimism’ as a guiding force. Increasingly colorful and energetic when compared to Chapter 1—influenced by ‘Transformative Nostalgia’—the new collection is packed with sartorial punches.Vibrant, lively silhouettes and floral motifs are mainstays throughout the release while an emphasis is placed on summer-ready, breathable fabrics that are made to live in.

Not only looking to nature-focused motifs, the pair of releases are an exploration of Y-3’s decade-spanning archive in a continuation of the brand’s anniversary celebration: “20 Years: Re-Coded.” The all-over floral pattern, seen across several of the collection’s key items, merged six unique prints from the brand’s archives into one. Too, the pair offered a playful floral update to the Y-3 Makura footwear silhouette and various trademark shapes of the brand.

Accompanying the floral-filled release is an engaging campaign lensed by Charlotte Wales. Juggling the dual-reality of the past and future, Wales channeled the breathability of the collection through the language of sport and movement: models mirrored the dynamic energy of the aforementioned references into their sprawling poses, of which were furthered highlighted by the dreamy pastels and seasonal palette of the campaign.

Navigating between the realm of avant-garde inspired garments and the distinct, wearable ethos of adidas Originals and Yohji Yamamoto, Y-3’s Spring/Summer 2022 Chapter 2 is a certain must-have for the sunny months that will leave wearers with an optimistic, dreamy outlook for the future.

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2022 Chapter 2 is available to shop at, in store, via Confirmed and through select retailers.

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