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Y-3 to Open at Fashion Island

The “Y“ stands for Yohji Yamamoto, the “3“ represents the three signature adidas stripes and the “–“signifies the link between the two.

October 2002 saw the birth of the most influential cooperation in sport and fashion to date with the launch of the Spring/Summer 2003 Y-3 men’s and women’s collection. The collaboration between renowned Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto and the authentic sports brand adidas has revolutionized the industry, creating a new category in fashion. adidas represents sport, Yohji Yamamoto represents design, both symbolize true craftsmanship, and together they have developed the future in sportswear.

Yohji Yamamoto and adidas are proud to announce the opening of its first West Coast location in Fashion Island in Orange County, Southern California on April 1st 2009. Being Orange County’s coastal luxury shopping destination, Fashion Island is an open-air retail center offering nearly 200 specialty shops, high-end department stores and a variety of restaurants and cafes.

Since September 2004, Y-3 has opened stores across Asia, Europe and the US. Y-3 Fashion Island has been designed to follow the global signature retail concept which is characterized by its contemporary white, black and orange minimalist style. Two large glass facades add a very aerial element to the 2,220 square feet space.

Y-3 Fashion Island will offer Y-3’s women’s and men’s collection along with footwear and accessories under one roof. The current Spring/Summer 2009 collection and the upcoming Autumn/Winter 09-10 collection both reflect bold simplicity and confidence, ensuring that Y-3 will continue to define the future in sportswear.

The store’s opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.

For more information, visit www.ShopTheIrvineCompany.com.