So the question has been raised, should it be Y3 or Y-3. If there’s no hyphen there’s no bond!
The Y Stands for Yohji Yamamoto. The 3 represents Adidas’s three signature stripes and the – signifies the bond between the two.
While a utilitarian inspiration is evident throughout each collection, Y-3 possesses a technical feel on unexpected silhouettes to provide contemporary sportswear with a unique look. In 2009, Y-3 celebrated 60 years of iconic three stripes. This season, Yohji Yamamoto and adidas explore a more masculine approach to the themes of movement and expression. Inspired by uniform silhouettes, militarism and Japanese tailoring, this seasons aesthetic empathasizes precise proportions, fine details and the contrast of luxe winter fabrics with sport functional elements.