Dear Shaded Viewers,

Y/Project designer Glenn Martens was in top form last night with a bold and inspiring collection that mixed historical styles with 90s references. Volumes were dramatic and garments quite directional, ranging from intricate corsetry, floor-length skirts and dresses to a huge fake-fur number and impressive outerwear. Hoodies were poetically covered in tulle, while pants with wired piping added a textural quality to some of his looks. The effect was both precious and urban, blending Napoleonic details and baroque accessories with user-friendly sportswear. Martens keeps exposing the body in perverse ways, looking for new erogenous zones that kept his audience thinking. Y/Project’s first footwear line, which was introduced in the show, did not disappoint: statement ruched thigh-high boots, strappy rhinestone sandals and witchy ankle boots will surely attract some new fans to the brand.





Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.