Everything We Know About Yeezy Season 2
Nude bodysuits are only the beginning.
Between anger over the last-minute scheduling and rumors about Kanye West's outrageous non-disclosure agreements he forced models to sign, there was a lot going on at the NYFW presentation of Yeezy, Season 2. To help you keep up, we've compiled everything we know so far about our possible future president's latest clothing collection.
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The Details: The Yeezy Season 2 show, designed by West and sponsored by Adidas, began at 12PM on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at The Skylight Modern in SoHo. (Though Adidas was a sponsor, it appears that the collection was otherwise unaffiliated with the brand, who tweeted the following statement: "Today adidas long-term partner Kanye West presented a collection as a designer in his own right.")
The Invite: West announced his last minute show — much to the chagrin of designer Anne Bowen, whose presentation was scheduled on the official New York Fashion Week calendar for the same time slot — with a green camouflage tee, which Kylie Jenner's beau Tyga was reportedly seen wearing into the show.
The Models: According to The Mirror, West may have alienated quite a few high-profile models when he asked them to sign an over-the-top contract forbidding them to discuss him, Kim or any member of the Kardashian-Jenner Klan. Violations of this non-disclosure agreement could reportedly result in a $10 million lawsuit. A source for the trade stated, “The document is ridiculous and totally over the top — but that’s just Kanye.”
The Front Row: Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, North West (who sat on the floor sucking on a lollipop), Lorde, Anna Wintour, Seth Meyers, Riccardo Tisci and Common. (Note: Kendall Jenner sat in the second row — that's right, the Late Night with Seth Meyers host sat in front of the international super model. File this one under "things that make us go, "hmmmm.")
Friends of Yeezy. pic.twitter.com/F1rGIunInE— Noah Johnson (@noahvjohnson) September 16, 2015
The Soundtrack: A brand new Yeezy track — featuring a West's smooth vocals and a requisite thumping bass line — was played during the show's finale as models stood blank-faced in front of the audience.
The Collection: Much like Season 1, West's second collection was heavy on flesh-toned neutrals, body suits and minimal beauty looks. Outfits were paired, of course, with Yeezy Boosts.
The Reaction: The official reviews are not yet in, however while some die-hard Yeezy fans have already proclaimed their love of the line, others have taken to Twitter to verbalize their anger over the finale presentation, which appeared to have models arranged front-to-back by skintone.
Models donned bodysuits in the same color as their flesh with whiter models near the front and darker models in the back. Despite the outrage, one has to wonder if perhaps West was purposefully making a statement about broader social issues.
Yeezy Season 2 pic.twitter.com/dBTWncGxfM— Noah Johnson (@noahvjohnson) September 16, 2015
All these people in the Yeezy showcase seem to be in order according to the shade of their skin… No seriously— iMAC (@_WarrenMac) September 16, 2015