This weekend, AnOther Magazine and Y-3 hosted an exhibition opening and an intimate dinner to celebrate the latest issue of AnOther Magazine, as well as the latest iteration of Yohji Yamamoto’s collaboration with Adidas – Y-3 AtelierY-3
Not all parties at fashion week are created equal, and that was certainly the case on Saturday night (March 4) in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris.
After a celebration of the new Spring/Summer 2023 issue in Milan, AnOther Magazine landed in the French fashion capital to lay on a second fabulous party. This time around, the event was in honour of a second cover story styled by Robbie Spencer, which was shot by legendary Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama and features a series of innovative looks by Y-3 Atelier – an ongoing collaboration between Adidas and anti-fashion pioneer Yohji Yamamoto.
The night was broken into two halves, with people first piling into an intimate exhibition space on Paris’s Rue de Sévigné. Also hosted in collaboration with SSENSE and the Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation, guests came face-to-face with enormous floor-to-ceiling prints from the shoot, as curated by Dazed family member, art director Jamie Reid, as well as a bespoke installation featuring the new Y-3 Atelier collection, with the close proximity of the pieces allowing fans to understand the design and craftsmanship that goes into each of the pioneering brand’s pieces.
After a hectic day spent dashing about the city between shows, inevitably people were going to be hungry. As a remedy to this, Narukiyo Izakaya was flown in from Japan. The founder of cult restaurant Narukiyo brought his imaginative dishes out of Shibuya and into the thrum of the Paris evening for one night only, while also curating a special guitar performance to entertain guests, who included Rick Owens, Michèle Lamy, Lila Moss, A Sai Ta, Chet Lo, Ancuta Sarca, Victor Kunda, Paul Hameline, and more.
As the night wore on, phase two of the evening came into play. Just a few minutes down the road, at the atmospheric Maison Sota, guests of Adidas and AnOther assembled among Castor Fleuriste’s floral installations for an intimate dinner. To a soundtrack mixed by Parisian DJ Broodoo Ramses, AnOther Magazine friends, family, and collaborators – including Rick and Michele, Serhat and Benjamin, Lou Doillon, Carlijn Jacobs, Imruh Asha, Emma Wyman, Nell Kalonji, and cover star of our A/W23 issue Shygirl – joined Jefferson Hack, Susannah Frankel, Katie Shillingford, and Alexander Fury for a three-course meal courtesy of chef Sota Atsumi.
Appetisers including oyster and beef tartare, kale chips, sea urchin with brioche, and toast and sardines were passed around, before guests took their seats and got stuck into the main event. The starter took the form of a morel mushroom millecrèpe with parmesan cheese and carmelised onions, with the main course salt-baked guinea fowl stuffed with Jerusalem artichoke and roasted yeast sauce or sea bass with beurre blanc. Rounding things off was a light-as-air seasonal fruit pavlova. Between courses, guests Julia Fox and stylist Briana Andalore snapped selfies at their table, and Richie Shazam, Harley Weir, and Louie Banks moved between tables to chat with friends old and new.
With guests well fed (and, in some cases, quite well lubricated) the night came to a close. Lucky attendees were gifted with beautiful prints by Daido Moriyama, as well as a bespoke, limited edition wrought iron candlestick by London-based designer Jermaine Gallacher – the perfect keepsake to commemorate a very special Paris evening.