Glenn Martens returns with yet another eyebrow-raising show that gives us another glimpse into the mind of the busy, yet impressive designer.
Taken place in a secondary school garden in Paris, Martens continued to boast his excellence through his oeuvre of off-kilter, conceptual and compelling approach to elegance that has understandably catapulted him into the A-list status he is in today.
'The crux of his approach is a gratuitous weirdness that almost makes you wonder how he’s managed to cultivate the increasingly feverish – and increasingly mainstream – fanbase that he has. Skirts were often haphazard compilations of buttoned-together panels of denim that had you do a double-take, wondering if they were skirts at all; thigh-high joots (yes, jean boots) crumpled down to the ankle, while trench coats had multiple necklines, with yanked aside button plackets appearing almost as if they’d been torn. “Evil baby” prints were inspired by, as Glenn told us backstage, a tattoo he once saw on an inebriated Brit-abroad.' - i-D
Notably, bizarre fashion, whether subjectively good or bad, is something in the industry that's becoming increasingly popular amongst this generation's esoteric tastes. However, this isn't the case for Martens, with the brand's ability to distinguish themselves from the rest through an impeccable method of their attention-to-detail which also enables Martens to join Jean Paul Gaultier for another chapter.
As Y/Project is a htown favourite, keep your eyes peeled for AW22 and SS23.