By Crash redaction

 For the Spring/ Summer 2023 collection of Y/Project, Glenn Martens’ goal was to create an illusion. This game between the real and the fake is eloquent in trompe-l’oeil pieces. Such as a second collaboration with the Jean Paul Gaultier brand for a ready-to-wear line, where emblematic Y/Project models are projected on the outfits. This illusion continues in the collection with elements such as the multiple collars and belts, that have been scanned and printed on the silhouettes, or some sweatshirts and t-shirts whose bottom give the effect of high-waisted jeans. This amusement around denim continues. We can find it in trompe-l’oeil on a silk scarf. Pieces of denim are assembled like knitting. The jacqueron, the leather rectangle that covers the right rear of the pants, becomes a theme. Dresses and blazers are cut with detachable panels. Thanks to transparent nylon straps, tank tops look like they’re floating. The Y/Project look is inseparable from a certain irony: tops covered with rude baby silhouettes, golden earrings in the shape of a giving-finger hand, transparent openwork plastic rain boots. Pink, a color considered innocent, covers bags inserted with wires, which can be twisted. A very contemporary malice.