Y/Project's Fall/Winter 2023 collection, presented at the Institut Français de la Mode, was a showcase of designer Glenn Martens' mastery of denim. Martens' innovative approach to construction, asymmetrical stitching, and intricate layering was on full display. The designer's unique manipulation of denim was evidenced by his successful revitalization of the once-dusty Diesel brand.
The collection featured a wide range of silhouettes, including formal blazers, wool coats, turtlenecks, slip dresses, and bodycons. Martens sliced up the denim fabric and plastered it across various pieces, giving each garment a distinctive, avant-garde edge.
The prints in the collection, reminiscent of the collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier last year, took the brand's sex appeal to new heights with explicit illustrations. The provocative designs were underscored by the show's soundtrack, George Frideric Handel's aria "Lascia ch'io pianga" from the opera Rinaldo.
Y/Project's Fall/Winter 2023 collection showcased Martens' fashion-forward and experimental approach to design, cementing the brand's position as a trailblazer in the fashion industry. The collection was a testament to Martens' creativity, technical skills, and his unique vision for fashion that pushes boundaries and challenges norms.