Belgian-born industry favourite Y/Project’s Glenn Martens talks to Filep Motwary about this unconventional entry into fashion via architecture. They discuss his emotional take over of a brand in mourning, after founder Johan Serfaty passed away. Martens’ take on the brand was different, the team initially buckled but eventually came around to the fresh, new direction he bought to the label. Today he’s heralded as a champion of Paris’ new contemporary scene and discusses risk, team work, growth and critique under the fashion microscope. Now Y/Project is known for experimental constructions, eccentricity, playfulness and being always versatile. Martens reflects life’s diversity into his collections and would rather be steady than chase hype.