Friday 2nd October

| BY Paul Toner

Y/Project: Ready-to-Wear SS21

It was back in July, during the first-ever Digital Paris Men’s Fashion Week, when Glenn Martens first introduced his live lookbook concept. Instead of opting for an obscure fashion film, or an audience-less catwalk, the designer simply brought members of his team together to dress and undress a bunch of models. This simple yet effective method of working within the digitalised fashion world showed the beautiful complexities of Martens’ designs; how each piece is tactical enough to be worn in a variety of ways.

The brand recycled the concept for its spring/summer 2021 Ready-to-wear collection, which also lavished in excellent pieces that could transform into more than meets the eye. This time around, polo dresses unzipped and de-toggled into ruched tops and twisted pencil skirts, worn with architectural kitten heels. One look sees an office shirt and jumper combo flipped topsy turvy, shown alongside smashed together going-out dresses and a silk twinset that has been chopped and screwed to create deconstructed popper trackies that drape as if they’re hung on a hanger. Giving those lockdown sweatpants a much needed re-up.

Photography courtesy of Y/Project.