Combining functionality, innovative design, and a laid back aesthetic, the Y-3 Sashiko Half Zip Sweat Black White is as understated as it is unique.
Combining a contemporary sportswear silhouette with a traditional Japanese stitching technique, Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 shares the Sashiko half zip sweat. Dressed in a black colourway, this athletic garment is embellished with the sashiko technique. A decorative and functional embroidery technique, the sashiko method was originally developed in the Edo period as a means of reinforcing or repairing garments.
The practice quickly developed into a decorative technique, now employed by Yamamoto to recontextualise a seemingly staple quarter zip sweatshirt. An interior patch pocket sits to the chest, while printed and embroidered branding sits to the back, embellishing the sweater further.
Available to buy now, the Y-3 Sashiko Half Zip Sweat Black White is a wardrobe staple. Y-3 pieces tend to sell out instantly, so be sure to cop while it’s still in stock!