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Yohji Yamamoto Offers His Take on the adidas Gazelle

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Adam Cheung
December 25, 2022

Arriving in the Japanese designer's signature monochromatic aesthetic.

Regarded by many as one of the most iconic Japanese fashion designers of all-time, Yohji Yamamoto has been an industry titan for well over five decades. While he has achieved more in this period than a lot of others will in their entire lifetimes, one of his most successful career milestones has got to be his partnership with adidas. Collaborating since 2002, the power duo have been dropping coveted collections after coveted collections for the past twenty years, and to celebrate this massive anniversary, the Tokyo-born master tailor has offered his take on one of the Three Stripes' most legendary silhouettes with the Y-3 Gazelle.

Y-3 Gazelle
Image credits: Aphrodite

Arriving in Yamamoto's signature monochromatic aesthetic, the Y-3 Gazelle has been offered in two color options including "Black" and "White." Crafted from buttery suede throughout, the Three Stripe branding is made from loose stitching which offers a vintage vibe. The designer's name is embroidered across the sidewalls in a silver hue, and the midsole has also been covered in the supple material for a sartorial vibe that we recently spotted on the Jacquemus x Nike Air Humara.

Shifting your focus around the back, you'll find a contrast leather patch that adds an extra luxe look. This is debossed with the Y-3 branding in all-caps. To round it all off, the Gazelle is tied together using a pair of waxed laces, finalising the design.

Dropping soon, the Y-3 Gazelle is a must-own. Let us know which colorway you're feeling the most, and while you're here, make sure you check out these Japanese designers that you should definitely know about.

Y-3 Gazelle
Image credits: Aphrodite
Adam is a writer and editor specializing in sneakers and style. Over the past few years, he's curated features and guides for fashion publications across the globe, winning multiple awards along the way. Often travelling between the UK and Hong Kong, don't be too surprised if you find Adam anywhere else around the world taking street photography or feasting on the local delicacies.