Less than a month after Kanye West’s presentation of YEEZY SEASON 1 done in collaboration with adidas Originals, we’re privy to early pricing information, as well as the collection’s official logo. Cutting right to the chase, the entry level clothing goods_ which consists mainly of hoodies, sweatshirts and the like – will be priced around €390. The knitwear will begin at €800 and wind up in the neighborhood of €1,500. Moving on to the most expensive part of the collection, outerwear will start at around €1,600 and reach a staggering €3,500.
Footwear, on the other hand, is more reasonably priced. While the Yeezy 750 Boost was already released for $350, the Duck Boot will fetch €450. We can also confirm that the low-top knit sneaker is officially called the Yeezy 350 Boost and will retail for an attractive €190.
Accessory pricing is also quite exorbitant. A canvas backpack will cost fans €450, while a leather version is set at €650. A leather bag will run you a cool €800.
Underlining these steep prices, however, is absolutely top-notch quality that will give luxury houses a run for their money. Each piece is made in Italy at some of the world’s best factories, using only the finest materials. The leather is what you’d expect from a storied French house, while the technical fabrics featured in the collection could easily have been developed and used by urban fashion’s leading forces.
The news will certainly come as a shock to those who expected the goods to be more attainable, something West himself has championed since he took on the role of fashion designer many years ago. Overall, the collection seems to be more in line with Yeezy’s past work with French brand A.P.C., whose fur coats hit retail at €2,145, than what many fans expected from West’s collaboration with the generally affordable German sportswear giant. What this means for YEEZY SEASON 1’s impact on the world of fashion remains to be seen. Undoubtedly, we’ll be seeing select pieces in street style reports come Fall/Winter 2015.
As always, we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we know more.