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We spoke to a few friends of ours who gave us some insider information on how Kanye West’s YEEZY Season 2 is shaping up.

There’s no doubting that Kanye West’s YEEZY Season 2 will be one of the biggest collections of the forthcoming Spring/Summer 2016 season. Debuted last month in New York, the collection was recently shown to buyers during Paris Fashion Week, giving industry insiders the opportunity to get up close and personal with Yeezy’s latest venture. We spoke to a few friends of ours – namely buyers who were purchasing the collection for their stores – to get the inside scoop on how things are looking for the next installment of Kanye’s ongoing fashion crusade.

First of all, YEEZY Season 2’s apparel will not be produced by adidas. For reasons unknown – possibly the collection’s avant-garde aesthetic and extravagant price point – the Three Stripes will only be manufacturing Kanye’s footwear. We believe a high-end Parisian house is handling the production duties on Yeezy’s behalf. Unlike YEEZY Season 1, there were no accessories or sneakers on display – they’ll be shown to retailers separately. Some women’s heels (as seen on Kim Kardashian already) were on offer, alongside a crepe-soled, suede duck boot for men, which is made in Italy and priced around €500.

As we saw from its grand unveiling during New York Fashion Week, muddy, earthy tones dominate YEEZY Season 2, with the vast majority of the collection’s pieces crafted from deliberately over-washed (and in some cases waxed) jersey. Both Japanese and European fabrics are used; the Japanese jersey pieces are more expensive, with shorts going for over €500, hoodies ranging between €500-600 and tees going for over €200. The pieces crafted from European cloth are priced lower – although still by no means cheap.

The heavy duty outerwear that was such an integral part of YEEZY Season 1 is almost entirely absent this time around. Instead, we’re offered lightweight jackets executed in washed – and in some cases baked – fabrics. The collection is entirely made in Europe – which could mean anything from France to Romania, although given its extremely high price point, we’d bet on the former.

There are very few obvious and easy pieces overall. The collection’s fit is extremely boxy – cut wide and oversized – which many may find hard to pull off. We can assume that the jersey pieces – namely the hoodies and sweats – will be the collections’ biggest hits, particularly as Kanye has made them such a focal point of his outfits lately. With the aforementioned outerwear pieces lacking, the collection’s pricing is less shocking than the first time around; although certainly not cheap, and a far cry from Kanye’s initial proclamations of making fashion for the masses.

Check out the best quotes from Kanye’s SHOWstudio interview, alongside an in-depth analysis on YEEZY Season’s influences and inspirations.

[UPDATE] According to HYPEBEAST, the full price list for both men and women is as follows:

MEN

TOPS
Mens Muscle Tee – Natural, Shade, Military Dark, Sandstone – $225 USD
Mens Tank Top – Military Dark, Natural, Sandstone, Shade – $220 USD
Mens Tank – Military – $185 USD
Mens Tank – Military Dark, Natural, Military Light, Sandstone – $260 USD
Mens Regular Fit Tee – Military – $190 USD
Mens Regular Fit Tee – Military Dark, Natural, Military Light – $265 USD
Mens Regular Fit Tee – Natural, Shade, Military Dark – $230 USD
Mens Oversized Tee – Military Dark, Natural – $210 USD
Mens Oversized Tee – Military – $215 USD
Mens Longsleeve Tee – Military – $215 USD
Mens Longsleeve Tee – Military Light – $270 USD
Mens Longsleeve Tee – Natural, Military Dark, Sandstone – $310 USD
Mens Muscle Tee – Military – $180 USD
Mens Kimono Top – Military Light, Sandstone, Brownstone, Military Dark – $455 USD
Mens Mock Neck Pullover – Military Light, Military Dark – $655 USD
Mens Track Pullover – Off-Black – $680 USD
Mens Sweatshirt – Natural, Military Dark – $665 USD
Mens French Terry Crewneck w/Rib – Natural, Shade, Rust – $395 USD
Mens Crewneck w/Rib – Military Dark, Shade, Natural, Sandstone, Haze – $475 USD
Mens Crewneck w/Rib – Natural, Military Dark – $590 USD
Mens Crewneck – Sandstone, Natural, Shade – $475 USD
Mens Thermal Longsleeve – Military Dark, Military Light, Military – $370 USD
Mens Mock Neck Sweatshirt – Haze, Sandstone – $565 USD
Mens Hoodie w/Pocket – Natural, Rust, Sandstone, Military Dark – $430 USD
Mens French Terry Hoodie w/Pocket – Sandstone, Shade, Haze – $590 USD
Mens French Terry Hoodie w/Pocket – Natural – $665 USD
Mens French Terry Zip-Up Hoodie – $685 USD
Mens Hooded Track Jacket – Military, Shade – $430 USD
Mens Double Cotton Hooded Track Jacket – Off-Black – $680 USD
Mens Workwear Jacket w/Hood – Military Dark, Shade – $620 USD
Mens Bonded Fire Jacket – Brownstone, Military Dark, Military Light – $940 USD
Mens 10oz M65 Jacket – Shade, Military – $505 USD
Mens Moleskin M65 Jacket – Sandstone, Military Dark – $655 USD
Mens M65 Jacket – Military Dark, Brownstone – $735 USD
Mens Flight Jacket – Natural, Off-Black – $430 USD
Mens 18oz Flight Jacket – Military Dark, Natural, Shade – $550 USD
Mens Double Cotton Flight Jacket – Brownstone, Military Dark – $710 USD
Mens Gauze Bomber – Military Light – $680 USD
Mens 18oz Bomber – Military Dark, Sandstone – $565 USD
Mens Bomber – Natural, Military Light, Sandstone, Off-Black – $680 USD
Mens Bomber w/Zips – Military Light, Brownstone – $750 USD
Mens Workwear Bomber – Shade, Military Dark – $580 USD
Mens Anorak – Sandstone, Military Dark – $555 USD
Mens 18oz Hooded Anorak – Sandstone, Military Dark – $605 USD
Mens Overcoat – Military, Off-Black – $555 USD

BOTTOMS
Mens Shorts – Military Dark, Military Light, Natural, Shade – $285 USD
Mens Longer Shorts – Sandstone, Shade, Haze, Military Dark – $490 USD
Mens Longer Shorts – Natural – $545 USD
Mens Shorter Shorts – Shade, Haze, Military Dark, Natural, Sandstone – $455 USD
Mens Elastic Workwear Pant – Haze, Military Dark, Brownstone – no pricing available
Mens Cargo Pant – Military, Military Dark – $595 USD
Mens Cargo Pant w/Side Pockets – Shade, Brownstone, Military Dark – $610 USD
Mens Cargo Pant w/Front Pockets – Military Dark, Brownstone, Military – $610 USD
Mens Thermal Pant – Military Light, Military Dark, Military – $395 USD
Mens Workwear Pant – Military Dark, Natural, Brownstone – no pricing available
Mens Workwear 18oz Pant – Haze, Brownstone, Military Dark, Sandstone – $555 USD
Mens Slim Workwear Pant – Haze, Shade, Military Dark – $530 USD
Mens Sweatpant – Rust, Natural, Military Dark – $390 USD
Mens French Terry Sweatpant – Natural, Sandstone, Shade, Haze, Military Dark – $590 USD
Mens Sweatpant w/Zips – Shade, Haze, Military Dark, Sandstone – $555 USD
Mens Fleece Sweatpant – Natural, Military Dark – $635 USD
Mens Velcro Pant – Natural, Military, Shade – $465 USD

FOOTWEAR
Mens Crepe Boot – Taupe – $620 USD

WOMEN

TOPS
Womens Basic Bodysuit – Military Light, Military Dark – $275 USD
Womens Low Cut Hosiery Bodysuit – Natural Light, Henna, Military Dark – $155 USD
Womens Sleeveless Hosiery Bodysuit – $130 USD
Womens V Cut Swimsuit – Natural, Black – $330 USD
Womens Raglan Mesh Tee – Off-White, Black, Military Light – $1,240 USD
Womens Tank Long Dress – Natural, Haze, Military Dark – $420 USD
Womens Hoodie (No Pocket) – Military Dark, Military, Shade – $605 USD
Womens Hoodie (No Pocket) – Sandstone – $710 USD
Womens French Terry Hoodie – Natural, Shade, Brownstone, Military Dark – $405 USD
Womens French Terry Hoodie w/Pocket – Sandstone, Shade, Henna, Military Dark – $510 USD
Womens French Terry Hoodie w/Pocket – Natural – $570 USD
Womens Zip Through Hoodie – Sandstone, Shade, Military Dark – $510 USD
Womens Zip through Hoodie – Natural – $570 USD
Womens Bomber – Sandstone, Shade – $575 USD
Womens Double Cottom Flight Jacket – Military Light, Military Dark – $615 USD
Womens 10oz Flight Jacket – Haze, Military Dark, Sandstone – $430 USD
Womens Moleskin Flight Jacket – $535 USD
Womens Trench – Natural, Shade, Brownstone – $795 USD
Womens Gauze Trench Coat – Military Light – $725 USD
Womens Overcoat – Natural, Military Dark – $580 USD
Womens 18oz Bonded Raglan Trench – Shade, Military Dark – $1,245 USD

BOTTOMS
Womens High Waist Legging – Henna, Military Dark, Natural Light – no pricing available
Womens Long Slit Skirt – Natural, Shade, Brownstone, Military Dark, Rust – $385 USD
Womens Seamless Bikeshort – Dusk, Military Light, Black – $370 USD
Womens 10oz Workwear Pant – Natural, Military, Shade – $395 USD
Womens Workwear Pant w/Zips – Haze, Military Dark – $500 USD
Womens Banded Bottom Pant – Natural, Military Light, Military Dark, Sandstone – $375 USD
Womens Double Cotton Wide Leg Pant – Military Light, Military Dark, Sandstone – $450 USD
Womens 10oz Cargo Pant – Military – $375 USD

FOOTWEAR
Womens Lucite Heel – Lucite – $555 USD
Womens Suede Heel – Gold – $420 USD
Womens Crepe Boot – Taupe – $620 USD
Womens Low Knit Boot – Dark Olive, Gold – $815 USD
Womens High Knit Boot – Dark Olive, Gold – $890 USD

Words by Alec Leach
Digital Fashion Editor

Alec Leach grew up in Brighton, England, but now lives in Berlin, where he leads Highsnobiety's digital fashion content.

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