Reconstructed AestheticsGlenn Martens meets mystical renaissance

Y/Project celebrates its identity
at Pitti Uomo 95.

  In the mystical Renaissance setting of the Santa Maria Novella Grand Cloister in Florence the Creative Director, Glenn Martens has presented Y/PROJECT AW19 Menswear collection.
Known for his playful take on historical references, Martens developed a high-concept show aimed at transporting guests somewhere else, out of time and space. The cloister was plunged in darkness – flashlights handed out to guests at the show entrance as the only source of light gave a surreal mood to the moment.
The new collection is a celebration of the brand identity that reaffirms the creative statement Martens has been delivering over the past 5 years: deconstruction and reconstruction.

“A lot of the clothes are made in a way that you can change and adapt them, which should emphasize the feeling of making something more personal” Glenn Martens

The menswear collection is expanding towards new territories: for the first time the brand proposes its own masculine footwear and bag lines, both hand-crafted in Italy.
Whether low, ankle or thigh-high, all shoe styles are square-toed. Bold thigh-high boots continue the brand’s experimental journey. Tuxedo inspired black and white men’s dress shoes complete the line. Women’s lace-up mid-calf boots revisit the pointed shape and come in the same materials and color palette as the men’s. The black nylon bags come in a brown leather frame structure and are available in a variety of styles: weekend bag, backpack and fanny pack.
Building on its longstanding project of bending aesthetic norms, the Paris based label took the opportunity of being this season’s Pitti Uomo Special Guest to celebrate its singular identity whilst evolving to a higher level of sophistication.