After the success of Yeezy Season 3 everyone had high hopes for his AW16 show, however those in attendance were left disappointed after the show dominated their day (one of the busiest days of the year for the industry). The show was postponed by an hour, guests had to take an hour and a half bus ride to the venue, and there was no shade despite the heat.
The collection wasn't a breath of fresh air, more like deja vu. Oversized hoodies, parkas, sports bra esqu tops, knit tank dresses all in pale, muted colours worn with the same boots we've seen for the last 4 Yeezy seasons. Don't get us wrong, it's a good look, and flattering. But it's what we've seen the Kardashian girls wear a hundred times. He's a designer, that means having a definitive style which incorporates and leads the new season's trends. Yes it's a wearable collection, and very Instagramable, but it would fit in more on the rails of American Apparel than on the catwalk.
The biggest controversy wasn't the clothes, it was the crew's treatment of the models. When models fainted due to the heat (some were wearing black hoodies) they received no medical attention or help from staff. Some of the shoes fitted so badly that the models hobbled, and in some cases, took them off, like Amina Blue, Tyga's ex.
There were highlights, mainly in the form of Teyana Taylor who is the star of Kanye's new music video faded.
But all in all, it was a sh*t show. Do better, Ye, we know you can.
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