Paris-based Y/Project has become a contemporary ready-to-wear favorite for its archival reference points and its endlessly inventive approach to detailing and construction. Originally founded by Gilles Elalouf and the late French designer Yohan Serfaty in 2010, the label appointed Belgian designer Glenn Martens as creative director in 2013. Martens’s distinct voice has come to define the label’s aesthetic, which straddles the line between the weird and the wonderful with a great level of care.
The unisex garments absorb inspirations from niche fashion references like ’90s-era Jean Paul Gaultier designs and reanimate them in experimental, deconstructed silhouettes. Conceptual, energetic, and above all chic, Y/Project’s ready-to-wear brings tailoring excellence to playful self-expression.
In June 2017, Y/Project won the esteemed ANDAM Grand Prize, one of the most respected recognitions in fashion worldwide. And in September 2017, Glenn Martens was selected as one of the Business of Fashion’s 500 people shaping fashion globally today.