Parisian brand Y/Project brings fun and glam to the office for its Paris Fashion Week Spring 2021 collection.
The collection was crafted during the beginning of quarantine, while suddenly adjusting to the drastic shift in the entire fashion industry. Despite being a younger brand, it’s notably driven by emotions and identity. In an interview with Vogue Runway, Creative Director Glenn Martens shares, “I had to adapt to a new system, and a new way of working. I was thinking, What’s the core of the clothing I make? At the end of the day, it’s to make people happy. The biggest thing you can do now is to bring emotion, because people want what they wear to stand for something.”
This season’s lookbook is indeed relevant to the times. In 37 looks, Y/Project reintroduces versatile and functional ready-to-wear pieces like its killer faux leather outerwear and structured tees. But no outfit is boring — Martens incorporates interesting techniques like his signature twisting and ruching, adding flair to every garment. The Belgian designer also explores patterns as well, like peekaboo prints which ooze sexy yet playful.
If you’re looking for a bit of comfort for those early morning Zoom calls, the brand brings alluring and fun athleisure and western-inspired fits, with polo dresses and deep V drawstring pants. There’s also asymmetric necklines and accentuating cut-outs, each piece tailored to the perfect level of comfort.
The fun trickles down even to its accessories, which adds even more flair to the collection. Folded puffy handbags are worn on the wrist and each look is paired with fun stockings and even trompe l’oeil heels.