Y/Project

A graduate of The Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgian designer Glenn Martens worked under Jean Paul Gaultier and founded his own namesake label before taking helm of Parisian unisex label Y/Project in 2013, debuting its womenswear line in 2014. Pulling from a myriad historical and subcultural sources, Martens’ brings his radically experimental vision to the brand’s ready-to-wear, pushing the design codes to their extremes with unconventional cuts and gender-bending shapes. The label’s signature deconstructed denim comes in the form of slashed cut-out jeans and oversized denim jackets. Workwear such as bomber jackets, t-shirts, and cargo pants are reimagined in drastically voluminous silhouettes, while classically tailored separates including blazers and menswear-inspired shirting feature endlessly convertible constructions.

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