Posted on Wed Feb 15th, 2017 1:43pm PDT By X17 Staff
We're not saying it's bomb, we're saying Kanye West's Yeezy Season 5 show at New York Fashion Week bombed -- as in, it sucked.
West's widely panned fashion line took another hit this season when his latest creations were presented in a 13-minute catwalk/video projection at Pier 59 in New York, with little fanfare, no press coverage and even sketchy commentary from his fans' social media accounts.
Kanye reportedly kicked out all credentialed press right before the show but apparently an AP reporter stayed in her seat and somehow broke out her cell phone without security noticing. Guests were told photography and videography inside the venue was prohibited, but a few crafty guests skirted the rule and posted snaps of Ye's denim, camo, thigh-high boots, and clunky new Yeezy sneakers (which we'd already shown you in our exclusive pix months ago).
All in all, we give the collection a thumbs down. An emphatic thumbs down. If his previous seasons were urban military, this one is more faux high fashion street style that feels like some sort of social experiment by its creator to see how idiotic consumers are and if they'll buy pieces that hold little if any fashion value just because Kanye West's name is on them.
The collection includes track pants with the Adidas three-stripe and the word "Calabasas" written down the side of the leg, silk bombers with "Agoura" written on the back, sweatshirts emblazoned with "Lost Hills" -- all references to his LA-area San Fernando 'hood.
There's denim this time around -- straight-legged pants for women, a little camouflage mixed in, and some thigh-high boots and lace-up ankle booties. There's not a lot of consistency here, no fashionista must-haves, no trophy pieces -- unless you consider the full-length fur coat that makes us want to gag. The hijabi model who wore that piece looked like a grizzly bear on the stage -- with the fuzzy coat literally swallowing her up. We can't understand why PETA wasn't there to douse her in blue paint.
And after 13 minutes, Kanye didn't even bother to come out onto the stage for his bow. Maybe he didn't want to take credit for this mess ...
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