Glenn Martens’ designs for French label Y/Project are nothing if not energetic, and this season the energy was emanating from every fold. Known for taking his inspiration from the people he sees on the streets and subways of Paris, the designer strikes a balance between carefully crafted pieces and slouchier silhouettes that nod to his streetwear obsession. And he nails it every time.
For Spring/Summer ‘17, the major motifs were oversized ruffles and lots of ruching in velvet, denim, striped shirting, and more. This collection was decidedly more feminine than previous offerings, but still maintained signature tomboy aesthetic thanks to oversized silhouettes and sturdy fabrics. The denim garters and chaps had Rihanna’s name written all over them, and we couldn’t keep our eyes off the pony hair pieces and bustier tops and dresses—not to mention the lace-up thigh-highs.
With each season, Martens proves that there is still plenty of room to have fun with fashion. And much to his point, it’s not as much about what you’re wearing, but how you wear it.