September 12, 2005 New York
Black and white separates opened the show, but there wasn't a cult favorite Y-3 sneaker in sight. The models wore clunky wedges with striped heels instead. Logo stripes, which were the main conceit of the show, turned up in orange-on-denim separates and in crystals on tuxedo-style pants worn by Caroline Winberg. More crystals (a favorite this season) followed, on glittering striped halters that earned the descriptive "bling," and embellished soccer balls were entirely impractical but eye-catching.
Y-3 has a graphic story each season. This time, it was currency, which may explain the Wall Street location and the Bonfire of the Vanities vibe. A V-neck money-print dress fitted under the bust had a full, flowy skirt. Accessories, including whistles, beaded chains, rolling luggage, and sequined scarves were featured prominently.
The sportiest looks had the strongest impact, like a white bathing suit with black stripes at the seams, logo leggings, and a long striped skirt on Claudia Marikula. Y-3 is clearly geared up and ready to play. On your mark, get set, go.