All hail–yes it’s chiefly a British thing to say and designer Glenn Martens’ Y/Project
calls Paris home, but we found it a fitting address considering his decidedly monarchial-inspired Fall 2017 collection (here, with the exception of a few previous seasons’ pieces). At first glance the work is a ceremony of excess, but Martens has always skillfully been in control, making it more of a meritocracy than what other rule-breakers claim to be. His Project is not built on extravagant behavior alone, but equal parts irreverent splendor and bending the rules so far they come full circle: rational. Who else so comfortably blurs the lines of fact and fiction? His recent Fall nod to the likes of Marie Antoinette and Napoleon seems amusingly apt. But then again Y/ Project has had a talent to amuse since the beginning. See the story below, starring the drop-dead newcomer Alicia Herberth.
Models.com special with photography by Quentin de Briey