September 12, 2006 New York
So, one of Yohji's beloved cutaway jackets was paired with track pants. And another cutawaythis one in orangewas shown in tandem with matching trousers in nylon. Traditional shapes were sportily juiced up with hardware (zips instead of buttons on a blazer, for instance). By the same token, something as banal as a nylon blouson was made more interesting when it topped what looked like a black samurai skirt. The shoesan essential connection in the Yohji-Adidas marriagewere of the moment, in a graphic black-and-white stripe. Rather more avant-garde was a closing passage of stretchy body condoms. Or maybe they were chrysalises, heralding an era of even greater prosperity for Yohji and his sporting-goods masters.