Thursday, September 17, 2015

Kanye for Yeezy Season II

Future Presidential Candidate, Kanye West showed his Yeezy Season II collection at NYFW and it was frankly simplistic. West is one of the best selling artists of all times, he is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and as we now all know fashion designer.

Rows of stage lights covering the ceiling, dance studio flooring, echoes of baby North, forum seating each add to the plain-ness of the show's presentation. Best known for his musical inclination, Kanye personified the "gangsta" hip hop style and decided that it was time he wear another hat.

Model's are draped in earth neutrals and line up from darkest to lightest. Anticipation begins when after a minute of stand still, music is booming from the speakers of Kanye himself and yet, the models remain statuesque. Not until after the song does the designer reveal himself, excited and praised for his work.

After repeatedly watching Yeezy, I am unable to identify if I like it or dislike the show. I can understand his representation through his "gansta" styled and relaxed garments that the space provide nothing but what the clothes do. It makes me think, what was his statement?

What does he want us to know about him or Yeezy Season II? If he followed the traditional runway-styled fashion show, what would he have done?

Perhaps kept it almost zombie-like and military stance but either way this is a preview of what is to come next for Kanye. Although his clothes I may not prefer, his artistic and extremely expressive behaviors will applaud him later down the line.

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