Kanye is constantly in the news, but this week he made a serious statement during Paris Fashion Week. His runway show, which included the YEEZY Season 9 ready-to-wear line, drew all the attention.
An invite-only audience of 50 observed his trademark styles to his previously-launched YEEZY GAP designs, with several pieces leaning toward the popular earthy, brown tones and baggier cuts. Puffer jackets with cinched chests, pre-wrinkled crew sweatshirts, slim cut-out dresses and 3D-printed boots and oversized ponchos dominated the collection. The assemblage was created by Williams and Michèle Lamy. Ye also revealed a future single made with James Blake near the end of the event.
DINES, Creative Director and Founder of STUDIO BLUP® shares how Ye has again pushed the boundaries with this one – it’s classic Kanye.
DINES shares how people may not get it at first but soon enough you’ll start seeing replications and other brands start taking on board – reminding us that Kanye is a fearless leader and trendsetter, in his own world and living in the future.
The dystopian sci fi style radiates throughout the collection too, mirroring the iconic BALENCIAGA onesie looks we’ve seen time and time again. On the other hand, the baggy fits and oversized clothing fit well into the mainstream of things – overall, we give it a solid 8.5/10.
But the standout moment which saw him stir controversy was regarding his White Lives T shirt with Pope John Paul II on the front – this has grabbed all the headlines away from the collection and got many people talking. A publicity stunt perhaps?
Whatever it is, it’s worked.
Take a closer look at some of the pieces above, and stay tuned for further information on its release.