When Yohji Yamamoto and adidas came together in 2002 to form Y-3, their design-savvy, elevated approach to activewear paved the way for the world of modern, “athleisure” dressing. Now with the new line Y-3 Sport, making its official global launch today, the two innovators take the concept a step further, presenting a capsule collection of bold yet highly functional performance wear, intended for a truly active city lifestyle.

“It’s something we have talked about for a long time, together with Yohji and his team. The idea of bringing Y-3 into the arena of sport was something that we often considered or discussed as an exciting challenge for the brand,” explains Y-3 Senior Design Director Lawrence Midwood. “From the first creative discussions, we knew we wanted to design and manufacture to the highest level of performance wear possible for the consumer we have today at Y-3. We felt there was a clear opportunity to provide something different for him or her.”

While the urban-inspired, mostly black collection of menswear will look right at home among the ready-to-wear at Barneys, it offers a level of groundbreaking innovation rarely seen in most fashion-conscious activewear. Key fabrics include ultra-lightweight adizero fabric made for cycling, ClimaLite jersey that offers quick drying moisture management, and Techfit, which reduces muscle oscillation, energy loss, and fatigue. And Y-3 Sport’s take on the BOOST sneaker features groundbreaking BOOST cushioning technology with sleek, sporty design. Whatever your level of activity, the innovative yet refined collection is sure to become a wardrobe staple.

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Y-3 SPORT Tech-Jersey Zip-Front Hoodie / Y-3 SPORT Techfit Compression Pants / Y-3 SPORT On Court Bounce Sneakers
“Y-3 Sport has been designed and manufactured without compromise. We took the position that our consumer is absolutely NOT willing to compromise their look or style to do sport, whatever that sport may be.” – Lawrence Midwood
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Y-3 SPORT On Court Bounce Sneakers
“We naturally benefit from decades of adidas’s innovation and expertise, but we set out to push those technologies and features as far as possible without ever compromising the look and aesthetics of the products.” – Lawrence Midwood
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Y-3 SPORT Techfit Compression Pants / Y-3 SPORT Perforated T-Shirt
This mélange fine-gauge knit T-shirt is detailed with ventilating perforations and is a seamless base layer.
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Y-3 SPORT Perforated Long-Sleeve T-Shirt / Y-3 SPORT Sport Backpack

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