5.16.2016

RUNWAY DIARY: Y/PROJECT SPRING SUMMER 2016

For SS16, Belgian designer Glenn Martens has completely veered away from Y/Project founder Yohan Serfaty's Rick Owens-like darkstyle aesthetic by making the collection generally more urban, more street. With half of the collection being unisex, Glenn is among the next generation of IT designers who clearly advocates genderless fashion. The sweatshirts and button-down shirts with exaggerated sleeves and kimono oversized jackets are definitely must-haves for next season!

Glenn Martens has definitely come a long way since he started his stint as the creative director of Paris-based luxury label Y/Project back in 2013. I was one of the lucky few who witnessed his first collection in Paris. Just recently he earned a spot on this year's covetable LVMH Prize. Also, he presented a full womenswear collection last March which allowed him to flex his creative muscles and experiment with more daring and unexpected silhouettes. It looks like there's no stopping this young and talented designer.