The Y Label's creator and chief designer is Yaviz Basalamah, an Indonesian visual artist most known for his paintings and artistic flair. Yaviz has been especially fascinated by the creative evolution of fashion in his art, an interest that eventually inspired him to establish The Y Label.
The label kick started in 2011 with a collection of long and short sleeve shirts for men made from fine Jacquard fabric featuring elegant patterns that are a blend of ethnic and contemporary designs. The label later launched a collection of colourful neckties and bow ties made from the same signature Jacquard fabric used for the shirts.
Still working with traditional materials, the following collection coming from the label uses a colourful combination of plain and patterned Indonesian fabric called Ikat. Yaviz truly enjoys the concept of working with traditional materials while at the same time giving them a strong international appeal.
With the latest collection, the label wanted to retrace their journey, look at their previous menswear collections and find a way to recreate them for women. Working with their favourite Indonesian Ikat and Jacquard fabrics, The Y Label finally created new pieces for women comprised of their signature long and short sleeve shirts. The moods, the shapes and the cuts are quite similar to that of the menswear, but with softer colours such as pinks, greys, light blues and purples.
Adding a new fabric to the collection, the label decided to work for the very first time with traditional Plaid material - which is available in the new men's and women's pieces. Inspired by the laid-back and playful mood of summer holidays, the new collection is a combination of simplicity and charm.
The Y Label now produces men's and women's shirts, but Yaviz is still open to the possibility of producing other menswear and womenswear items in the future.