Y-PLUS – GENDERLESS BRAND – London Fashion Week

The unisex collection carries the essence of traditional Kirkpinar wrestlers. ‘Pehlivan’ derives from a Turkish word meaning noble, wrestler, hero or champion. Yakup Bicer chose to identify these superheroes of his land as the inspiration for Y PLUS AW20 collection.

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Each design in the collection carries the story of these heroes as they represent strength, courage and originality. The collection emphasises the young generation’s edgy and aphetic attitude combined with timeless style. The key colour of the collection is black, while key items are oversized shirts and shirt jackets.

Y PLUS’s interpretation of camouflage is introduced through ‘Pehlivan’ prints on light parkas, while Parachute fabrics determine the characteristic structure of the winter collection. AW20 introduces embroidery applying a vintage edge to the collection.

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The key accessory of the AW20 collection is the leather charm. The charms are made of leather triangles which carry goodwill affirmations on it. These charms are carrying the inspiration of an ancient tradition within them.

Y PLUS AW20 collection carries different patterns and aims to change the perception of the style with sophisticated, avant-garde and comfortable pieces while also exploring unexpected layering defining the ‘new cool’ regardless of gender.

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Y PLUS had guest models such as Turkish Super Model Tülin Şahin walking for the first time in a catwalk since giving birth, baby and mother walked together in the show and wrestling World Champions twin brothers Ismail Balaban and Turan Balaban made an oily appearance.

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