Launched in 2003, Y-3 is the collaboration between Paris-based Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto and German sportswear brand adidas. Blending Yamamoto's idiosyncratic approach to fabric, layering and poetic approach to the wearing of clothes with adidas' dynamism and technologically progressive approach to apparel, Y-3 produces a range of street and sport-inspired clothing and footwear in a muted, often monochromatic palette highlighting the textures of materials used and the experimental approach to their cut and line.