PARIS — Glenn Martens, recently appointed as creative director of Diesel, has determined to lighten the present schedule for his Y/Project model by merging males’s put on and girls’s put on right into a single unified assortment.
The designer, who is predicated in Paris, will current the student line throughout Paris Males’s Vogue Week in January and June, he mentioned on Thursday. The primary assortment can be unveiled on Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. CET.
Having produced collections largely remotely whereas beneath lockdown final 12 months, Martens centered on giving present designs a second life, homing in on the home’s trademark twisted constructions. In June 2020, he launched an eco-friendly line called Evergreen, a carryover assortment of signature designs that by no means go on sale.
“To additional shield our enterprise, the style that we love, we’ve determined to not observe the acute tempo of 4 trend weeks a 12 months. Y/Project will cease exhibiting 4 collections and merge the boys’s and girls’s into one greater, extra sustainable, and much more pushed assortment,” Martens mentioned in an announcement.
“By liberating time, this lapse of six months will give my crew extra freedom to discover, extra time to ship the intriguing designs you might have been anticipating from us,” added the designer, who received assist from ANDAM’s household fund final summer season with a money endowment of 150,000 euros.
Y/Undertaking joins manufacturers together with Givenchy, Jacquemus and Balmain in going coed, although the others will present as a part of the February/March ladies’s calendar.
In his new place at Diesel, Martens has oversight over fashion, communications and inside design. He’s certain to deliver a blast of inventive vitality and renewed consideration to the denim model, which has not had a marquee expertise on the helm since Nicola Formichetti exited in December 2017 after a four-year tenure as inventive director.