Sport shoes for elegant day wear and evening wardrobe

...seen at the new spring/summer 2013 collection by Y-3.

The Y-3 collection SS2013 by Yohji Yamamoto is probably the most elegant the Japanese designer has ever created during his collaboration with Adidas. 10 years before, the collaborative label Y-3 started with pioneering designs which integrate sports wear into day clothing and evening pieces. Y-3 are doing this with an easiness which was previously unknown. Yohji Yamamoto says: "My desire was and still is to make sportswear elegant and chic. With Y-3, we created something that did not exist before. After 10 years, we are falling in love with the three stripes once more."

fig. original: Y-3 shoes 'Nicke' at the Y-3 10th Anniversary Collection at St. John's Center on 9 September 2012 in New York City. (Find the video from the show below.) Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for Y-3, (C) 2012 Getty Images.

fig. original: Left, one example for Y-3's day wear style consisting of jacket (blouson), dress, leggings and sports shoes; last mentioned are additionally on view on the image above. The right image shows a transparent hoody over unisex tank top with graphic print and knitpleat skirt combined to 'Plimsoll' shoes. Runway impressions from the Y-3 10th Anniversary Collection presentation at St. John's Center on 9 September 2012 in New York City. Photos by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Y-3, (C) 2012 Getty Images.

Video: 'Copenhagen' from Levi's 'Locals Only' documentary series, 'Streetwear'-collection FW2012/13.

Source: Original article with images and video on http://www.fashionoffice.org/collections/2012/y310-2012.htm.

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