Yohji Yamamoto was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1943. After graduating from Keio University with a degree in law in 1966, he entered Bunkafukuso Gakuin Design School and graduated in 1969, in which he began his career as one of fashion’s top designers.
The collaboration between Japanese master designer Yohji Yamamoto and Germany’s sportswear brand adidas first started in 2002. This was the birth of the most influential cooperation in sport and fashion. The “Y” stands for Yohji Yamamoto, the “3” represents adidas’ three signature stripes and the “-” signifies the link between the two.
Y-3 combines a innovative approach to materials with a reinvention of athletic staples in order to create a progressive, elevated template for design. The revolutionary sneaker is constructed with a full neoprene uppers and features premium leather detailing, a distinctive built up rubber sole unit and finished off with a red toebox and vamp.
The Y-3 Qasa High is now available at selected retailers.