new york: y-3 a/w 2012 collection

new york: y-3 a/w 2012 collection

when it comes to the world of the sportswear hybrid, y-3 always delivers a breath of fresh air and in this case, perhaps a breath of fresh mountain air. the a/w 2012 collection was a collision of ethnic highlanders, modernist kimonos, european militia, persian nomads and animal magnetism - the kind of athletic eclecticism only a brand like y-3 can successfully pull of.

key pieces included over sized, multi patterned knitwear for both men and women, voluminous outerwear with military inspired coats, leopard trims, orange lined sateen, black and grey camo prints mixed in with middle eastern pashminas and our favorite - a butcher apron meets overall mens jumpsuit. more understated looks included structured black wool pants and jackets.

foot wear ranged from commando boots, performance sneakers and a boot skate cross stiletto wedge sneaker for women. undoubtedly one of the more colorful seasons for the brand, 2012 marks the intersection of many influences united by a single purpose, the pursuit of functional urban chic.