In 2002 one of the most influential collaborative relationships was born between renowned Japanese fashion designer, Yohji Yamamoto and authentic sportswear brand, adidas. Y-3 fuses luxury sportswear with luxe detailing and simplified design. The ‘Y’ stands for Yohji Yamamoto, the ‘3’ represents adidas’ three signature stripes and ‘the’ signifies the bond between the two. The brand experiments with advanced fabrics and explores structure and silhouettes with the active individual in mind. Y-3 sneakers are constructed from rich, soft leathers, feature innovative soles and flashes of bold and contemporary prints. The unique partnership has resulted in a line that pushes modern design whilst maintaining the essence of classic sportswear.