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After making a shock runway look at Balenciaga’s “The Mud Present” simply the day earlier than, Kanye West, now generally known as “Ye,” immediately introduced he has one thing within the works for his style label Yeezy.
In a Enterprise of Style report on Sunday, the “Donda” rapper confirmed that he’ll, in truth, be debuting a brand new assortment for his Yeezy model throughout Paris Style Week on Monday afternoon. The upcoming present marks the primary since his Season 8 presentation again in Fall 2020, which was additionally held in Paris.
Ye’s Season 9 showcase will reportedly host solely as few as 50 attendees at an intimate venue in Paris’s eighth arrondissement. The musician can also be anticipated to accomplice with designers like Hood by Air’s Shayne Oliver for the newest assortment.
In a slew of Instagram posts, Ye uploaded a sneak peek into the present, together with that of a mannequin casting temper board that includes throwback childhood photographs of stars like Bella Hadid, Rihanna, Naomi Campbell – and even his soon-to-be ex-wife Kim Kardashian. He additionally teased the “SZN9” assortment with a submit of what seems to be a mannequin wearing a full-body printed catsuit that covers her face. “SZN9,” he writes.
Ye’s Season 9 assortment might face some branding points, which might restrict the usage of the Yeezy title, as he is at the moment going through an ongoing dispute with Adidas. The rapper claims the sportswear firm was releasing merchandise with out his involvement or sign-off. He abruptly ended his two-year partnership with Hole in September as a result of retail chain not fulfilling its promise to launch extra attire and to open additional retail shops.
UPDATE, Monday Oct. 3, 3:30 p.m. ET: Over an hour after its scheduled begin time, the present started with a brief video compilation that was projected on the wall, together with clips from John Lennon and Steve Jobs, a throwback interview with Kim Kardashian and a closing tidbit from Ye talking of his late mom, Donda West, throughout a 2019 David Letterman interview. The viewers included designers like Riccardo Tisci and Demna, in addition to Anna Wintour, Hamish Bowles and different distinguished trade figures.
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After extra ready, West gave opening remarks, addressing the occasion’s delay by reminding the viewers of the Yeezy Season 4 present in New York (who might neglect?), when he stranded showgoers on Roosevelt Island for 5 hours, and the way all of the protection centered on the late begin. Primarily, he was asking the press not to try this once more. He then went on to rant about a lot of matters, like Kardashian’s 2016 Paris theft, his former supervisor Scooter Braun, the struggles of breaking into the style trade, his latest fallout with Hole and extra.
Subsequent, Donda Academy kids — and North West — took the stage for a choir efficiency that resembled a Yeezy-sponsored cult. After a few songs, fashions lastly emerged donning the brand new Yeezy items. The gathering consists of outsized puffer coats, form-fitting jumpsuits and leggings, knee-high boots, boxy tees – every little thing well-embedded within the model’s DNA. Naomi Campbell, Amelia Grey Hamlin, Michèle Lamy and James Blake had been among the many solid.
One piece specifically made a press release – and we do not imply that in a great way. There have been variations of a “White Lives Matter” graphic tee design, the phrase emblazoned on the again with a picture of Pope John Paul II on the entrance — one worn on the runway and others by Ye and right-wing commentator Candace Owens, additionally in attendance. Up to now, Ye has expressed controversial opinions about race (to place it mildly) and supported conservative politicians like former president Donald Trump.
Ye has as soon as once more made individuals wait round for, dare we are saying, an underwhelming assortment, and it begs the query: Is the musician actually a multifaceted expertise deserving of the trade’s respect, or is he simply nice at stirring controversy?
Those that noticed the present, whether or not in-person or by way of the now-private dwell stream, had been fast to share their ideas on social media, seemingly not impressed by his latest alt-right-presenting design, to say the least.
Test again right here for pictures from Yeezy’s Season 9 runway present.
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