Kanye West presented his sophomore Yeezus collection in a surprise fashion show that managed to upset a couple of other designers, and now that the collection has been seen, I think it’s safe to say that it didn’t get the warmest reception.
Proud wife Kim Kardashian posted some pictures from the show on Instagram.
LIGHT #YEEZY A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on
DARK #YEEZY A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on
And of course she and Nori were front and center with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour:
Looks like Nori enjoyed the show more this year ;).
Fashion critic Cathy Horyn, however, was not terribly impressed by what she saw, even admitting that she “was embarrassed to find” even attending the show.
Yeezy Season 2 was kind of amusing. Again, West worked with the performance artist Vanessa Beecroft, and again, he showed hoodies, baggy pants, and beige under-things, as if time these past six months had stood still. “The presentation was in a white-walled basement in Chelsea, with the audience sitting on either side of a wide floor. As a drill sergeant barked out commands — ‘First row!’ — a line of models appeared, followed by a second and a third, all of them in tights or leggings or stretch shorts and tops that looked a lot like Spanx. “Those models exited and another batch came out, now dressed in woebegone fatigue jackets and pants, and, I might add, looking rather downcast. They made me think of POWs. The military conceit was apt, given the mind-lock that Kanye has managed to put on the fashion world. “This second round of drab, broken-down basics proved he can’t be taken seriously as a designer. But nevertheless many people in fashion do seem to take West seriously — they keep showing up expectantly for his performances — and that makes them fools. Because they wouldn’t bother with this stuff if it were offered by an unknown, and if it’s the spectacle they seek, it changes as little as the clothes.”
Ouch. Lucky for Kanye, he’s got very thick skin. Ice-T weighed in with his opinion as well via twitter.
That thick skin will come in handy for Kanye! Something tells me the thing that would upset him the most is if people aren’t talking about him at all ;). We all know this won’t stop him from designing, however. When has he ever let “the haters” get him down? To me, the clothes look like neutral colored hip hop wear. At least the nudes match a wide range of skin tones! Now you can play fashion critic:
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