Y-3 first launched in October 2002 as one of the most influential collaborations between sport and fashion to date. The brand was launched as a partnership between world-renowned fashion designer, Yohji Yamamoto, and sportswear conglomerate, adidas. The "Y" stands for Yohji Yamamoto, and the "3" symbolizes the 3 signature stripes of adidas, and the "-" symbolizes the joining of the two.
Known as one of the first high profile designer and sportswear collaborations to exist, Y-3 created a new category of fashion after its launch. The Y-3 brand represents design, superior craftsmanship, and revolutionary sportswear.