The YCS FW18 - Creative Manifesto collection celebrates individuality, with high-contrast materials, strong silhouettes and off-beat colour, which is carried off with a confident – even rebellious – attitude and grounded by a contemporary spirit. In reaction to a time of political uncertainty and activism, we see primary tones up-trend against a framework of black and white.
The Creative Manifesto palette is charged with a sense of optimism and action.
Elevated mid-tones transform Hiking Green and Charcoal from familiar classics to contemporary must-haves. Satchel Tan and Collegiate Whites offer a sense of warmth and nostalgia, and Rusted Gold and Vanilla play into the growing demand for contemporary footwear. Bedrock Grey updates metallics with a raw earthiness and can be worn seamlessly from day to night which also tap into the collection’s creative mix-and-match focus. Hairy suede, Saffiano leathers and textured effects are used for oversized and refined looks. Tactile nubucks offer a versatile look that is explored in the Creative Manifesto collection, and work well in core and lively shades.
The Utility Hi-Top embodies the activist spirit of this collection. The concealed lacing on the court low top and hi-top offers directional silhouettes and unexpected style detailing. The new low tops are bringing a renewed richness and depth to the Creative Manifesto collection and offer versatility, in line with a wider direction towards single-toned colours.