Glenn Martens's Paris showing included pearl-lined kitten heels and tributes to Elizabethan corsets.

Since taking the position as Creative Director of Y/PROJECT in 2013, Glenn Martens has introduced lively takes on proportions and captivating historical tropes. For Autumn/Winter 2020 at Paris Fashion Week, his collection featured hints at the Elizabethan corset, bounteous looks featuring v-cut trousers, and pearl-lined kitten heels, all pointing to Martens Creative mastery and an homage to the continual evolution of Y/PROJECT. Mesh was the featured material of the show, manifesting itself as trousers with outer seam stitching details, an intricate disassembled outerwear with asymmetric trimming, and an ankle-length dress with detailed piping and colorful lace. The final look was a show-stopping, over-sized black floor-length gown, fur collar and cape sleeves intact, blending together Martens’s concepts of historical narrative and contemporary silhouettes.

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