By Dalal Museitef |Staff Writer|
Kanye West, or how most know him, Yeezus, premiered his most anticipated clothing collection at the spectacular New York Fashion Week on Feb. 12.
For months, Mr. West, the man of many ambitions and names, riled up his fans with talk of his collaboration with Adidas.
Throughout February, West went on a tweeting spree, releasing snippets of up-and-coming projects that left his minions grasping for more.
“Only One” featuring Paul McCartney, was the first video to release on Dec. 31, which featured a precious picture of the mini Kimye, North West.
The following week, West made a surprise appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, to reveal the video of “Only One”, directed by Spike Jones, which is expected on his untitled 7th solo album.
On Feb. 5, he took to Twitter to release a link to his website, Yeesuz. Supply and a countdown that lead to Feb. 12.
West continued his streak of tweets practically everyday until the countdown ended; tweeting a picture of a stage blue print and a couple of words including the countdown, “printing invites”, “hair and makeup”, “camera angles”, “Access granted. Reserve now. #YEEZYBOOST.”
Finally the wait ended. Yeezy Boost, West’s shoe design was finally announced on Feb. 13 before the Grammys.
Kim Kardashian, West’s wife, released pictures via her Instagram of the new Yeezy store in NYC, which threw West fans into a deeper loophole.
Iconic designers and stars, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Alexandra Wang and Justin Bieber sat front and center to support the designer’s runway show.
The large, dark room was in complete silence until West introduced Yeezy Season One and confessed his love towards evolving as a creative designer.
“It’s about, when I was on Earth, what did I do to help? I want people to feel like it’s OK to create and follow what their dreams are, and not feel boxed-in,” said West.
West went into depth about the hesitation every field faces and the lack of creativity artists have.
Faces of the crowded room began to brighten as the florescent lights above flickered on.
Sixty models of all sorts stood emotionless in rows while a constant deep horn played in the background.
The clothing was a series of light full-body leggings and lengthy camo jackets, which were paired with the Yeezy Boost and custom-made heels for the ladies.
The tights were so transparent that some outfits made you take a second glance to ensure that models were actually wearing clothes.
With an exclusive interview with Style Magazine, West was asked about the amount of clothing pieces being sold in his limited edition collection.
West replied, “I hate the concept of limited edition […] I hate the concept of separatism. We’re all equal.”
He added, “I’m not here for this to be about me. I’m here to help people. I’m here to help the 14-year-old version of myself that couldn’t afford s***.”
This collection describes West’s version of the future. In an interview with MTV, West said, “If anyone reviews the show poorly […] I feel sorry that they don’t have a vision of what the future holds.”He added, “I’m only concerned with making beautiful products available to as many people as possible.”
This is only the beginning of many other seasons West intends to express his creative endeavors in fashion.