Days ago we found out that Kanye West will be showing his YEEZY Season 5 collection at New York Fashion Week on February 15. The show is to take place at Pier 59 Studios at 5 p.m., just as Marchesa was scheduled for its event at that particular time.
Confused? Well evidently West forgot to consult with the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) regarding this preferred time slot, which is in between Anna Sui and Thom Browne. As a result, the 5 p.m. opening was in a sense double booked, due to Kanye's disregard for the CFDA.
Steven Kolb, president and chief executive officer of the CFDA, told WWD in an exclusive statement: “Once again, CFDA was not approached or consulted about the possibility of Kanye West showing on the official New York Fashion Week schedule."
The CFDA is in charge of scheduling more than 300 brands during the week, with hopes of ensuring no conflicts such as this.
“This bad behavior is not acceptable to the CFDA and should not be tolerated by the industry. Because of this, the CFDA will not list Kanye West on the official schedule. However, the CFDA is more than willing to work with Kanye on securing an available time slot.”
Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have declined to comment on the situation.