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y-3 spring/summer 15

Yohji Yamamoto continues the season's fascination with tropical beaches and a sun kissed life with a collection of Hawaiian shirts and sunny prints.

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Everybody’s gone surfin’, surfin’ USA. Yohji Yamamoto’s got a lot of street cred, and on Sunday afternoon at Y-3 he proved just why. With Hollywood’s new favourite, Alexander Ludwig, on the front row, Master Yohji threw himself into an exercise in surf culture, echoing the spring/summer 15 season’s infatuation with subtropical beaches and life in the sun. There were awesome, quite trippy Hawaiian prints on skinny, sporty garments, while, in tailoring, the print had been formalised in a tone-on-tone version. Next to Yamamoto’s signature generous use of black, the prints had a luxuriant graphicness about them, which was both very sporty very sporty and very Yohji. But most of all, seeing what the designer can do with a casual label like Y-3 just a few days after witnessing his highly poignant, very formal collection for his eponymous line, really sealed his reputation as a fashion genius, who just keeps getting better with age.