December 24, 2010, 9:02 am

Yohji Yamamoto

Designer Yohji Yamamoto walks the runway at the Y-3 Autumn/Winter 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for IMG.

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Y-3 Autumn/Winter 2010 Fashion Show. Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for IMG. CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE

Yohji Yamamoto and adidas are inspired by the tension of two opposite aesthetic ideals: TRADITION vs. FUTURE, juxtaposing heritage and classic values with an extreme futuristic expression.

Y-3 has always melded technology with tradition, and never has that been more apparent. For winter, the label known for sport elegance took inspiration from bespoke English tailoring, reinterpreting classic shapes in futuristic materials, or alternately, classic materials in futuristic shapes.

DESIGNER: Yohji Yamamoto for Y-3. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, AW10-11. Yohji Yamamoto photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for IMG. Runway photos by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for IMG. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.

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Winter suggestions by Yohji Yamamoto for Y-3

Y-3 has always melded technology with tradition, and never has that been more apparent.

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