Kanye West managed to piss off just about every editor in New York with his hastily-planned, poorly-organized YEEZY Season 4 fashion show. Editors, models and the like had to endure sweltering heat for five hours (you could see three or four shows in that time, normally), with no shade or water provided, while models collapsed and fainted as they stood in silent formation before the show began.
NY Mag‘s Stella Bugbee was particularly scathing of the event.
Criticism aside, Kanye’s team has now unveiled the first lookbook for the collection (although it looks like the shoot was just as rushed as the show’s organization, hence all the off-center pics). Much like previous seasons, YEEZY Season 4 is all about low-key, military-inspired streetwear mixed with modern athleisure-style workout gear. The color palette remains largely neutral.
There’s slouchy, oversized knits and tons of army apparel (shearlings, field jackets and the like), with bodycon dresses and luxe athleisure pieces. No crazy statements here, the real punch comes from the butch-yet-effeminite styling, where flesh-hugging silhouettes and extra-high boots are mixed with hyper-masculine military pieces. Nothing particularly groundbreaking here, but that won’t stop the entire world talking about it for the next few weeks.
- Photographer: Jackie Nickerson