For those of you more fashionably inclined who have never attended a World Cup series (an experience I HIGHLY recommend, even if you don’t know the first thing about that ball those hot guys in shorts are kicking around– we call it soccer, fashionistas!), Y-3 designer Yohji Yamamoto has got you covered, bringing the sport to the high fashion runways with the presentation of his Spring 2010 collection.
Black-and-white color schemes, as well as intricate netting, played a major part in Y-3’s highly conceptualized collection of high-end sportswear. Classic pieces such as well-tailored black miniskirts and strong-shouldered blazers (a few of which were adorned with varsity-esque medal patches) dominated the runway, perfect for mixing and matching once Fashion Week is over. Yamamoto paired the basics with graphic Ts and long, flowing dresses for looks that were practical and cutting edge at the same time, a rarity on the runways. Yamamoto really scored (ok, cliche but we had to do it!) with his netted tops and dressed. Cleverly constructed to resemblie a goalie’s net, they looked stunningly chic under a crisp black blazer or paired with tailored cropped slacks.
The most memorable moment of the show was Yamamoto’s appearance at post-finale walk–the ever-shy designer made his way onto the runway with world-famous French soccer star Zinedine Zidane as a goalie net was lowered from the ceiling. The unlikely pair teamed up to kick the ball around, much to the amuseument of celebrities like Lupe Fiasco, Leigh Lezark, Devon Aoki and Russell Simmons, who were all in attendance.
A huge GOAL for Y-3 at Fashion Week, don’t you think?
You can check out the full collection on Style.com.
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